The OCZ Octane Review (512GB)by Anand Lal Shimpi on November 23, 2011 12:00 PM EST
AS-SSD Incompressible Sequential Performance
The AS-SSD sequential benchmark uses incompressible data for all of its transfers. The result is a pretty big reduction in sequential write speed on SandForce based controllers.
I'm not entirely sure why the Octane does so well here when it's unable to deliver these sorts of numbers in Iometer. The big takeaway is that performance doesn't suffer when you throw incompressible data at the controller.
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Chloiber - Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - link...now let's wait what Indilinx has learned from the Barefoot fiasco. The performance looks good - so does the performance of the competition. The only things that matter now are 1) reliability, 2) price and 3) performance over time.
IceDread - Thursday, November 24, 2011 - linkReliability is very important, performance and price are as well of course but without reliability the later two does not really matter.
So it will be interesting to later know the statistics there.
Zane K - Sunday, November 27, 2011 - linkI work at quite a large computer shop, and we sell a heap of OCZ drives. Unfortunately we see 12-14% of these come back compared to 2-4% for out corsair force 3 and Silicon Power drives, until this works its self out, I will neither buy or recommend a ocz drive.
dj christian - Monday, November 28, 2011 - linkI agree completely!
This says it all
- Intel 0,1% (contre 0,3%)
- Crucial 0,8% (contre 1,9%)
- Corsair 2,9% (contre 2,7%)
- OCZ 4,2% (contre 3,5%)
dj christian - Monday, November 28, 2011 - linkSorry forgot the above is the reliability index
Translated for you
happycamperjack - Friday, December 2, 2011 - linkComparing last gen SSD with this Gen of SSD is hardly fair. But I guess Vertex 3 series had suffered earlier this year from a firmware bug, but it''s solved now. Should be smooth sailing from now. I would probably get Vertex 3 over Octane though.
maxgrax - Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - linkDefinitely going to wait for reliability results before I jump back onto OCZ. They still have the best performance / $ but that has little meaning when data security is at risk. Was hoping after yesterday's preview that you would have more than just the 512GB drive benched :( , I hope the speed doesnt degrade too much going down to 256 and 128
Marlin1975 - Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - linkHow about testing with a SB950 AMD 6Gb controller
Like to see what diff the newwest Intel vs AMD controllers are.
That and more 128gb reviews. most don;t have SSDs and even fewwer have 512gb models.
inighthawki - Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - linkI would love to see a lot more tests runs on SSDs with less storage. Many of the drives have higher performance in the higher capacity models, and it's pretty obvious that your even your above average tech savvy user isn't going to be dishing out one thousand dollars for the 512GB version of the drive.
You should perhaps try to keep all of the tests in the same size range (IE, test all 120/128GB drives, all 250/256GB drives, etc in a single batch).
Anand Lal Shimpi - Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - linkI agree completely, but all we got this round was the 512GB drive. I'm still waiting for lower capacities :)