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OCZ Technology Octane 512GB Indilinx Solid State Drive Review

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Nov 23, 2011 4:57 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: OCZ Technology

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HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:


Benchmark: measures the performance

Info: shows detailed information

Health: checks the health status by using SMART

Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

Temperature display


HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.





I have to admit, I wasn't expecting the OCZ Octane to perform at Vertex 3 levels. In HD Tune we see that the Vertex 3 still has a little more speed, but the Octane 512GB keeps pace nicely when reading across the drive.




Write speed is another story. While writing across the drive we see that the Octane is around 100MB/s slower than the Vertex 3 models listed in the chart. More interesting, though, is how the Octane compares to other drives on the chart that use Marvell controllers. Once you remove the SandForce SF-2281 drives, Vertex 3 in this case, the Octane looks like a performance leader.

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