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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

The OCZ Octane 512GB SSD




Here we get our first look at the Octane. We've seen this case before; well, sort of. The Octane uses the plastic case we saw on later Vertex 3 drives, but this one doesn't have the funky edges that gave Lenovo and HP notebook owners fits. Version 2 of this case now fits in my Lenovo drive sleds, so you aren't going to have to worry about fitting issues.




The back of the drive shows the model number and serial number. The official model number for the 512GB drive is OCT1-25SAT3-512G.




The case isn't all plastic as you can see here. OCZ uses a split design; the bottom is actually an alloy of some sort. The metal portion is also where the side mounting screws are located, a much better choice than the plastic side.




On the back we found the SATA power and data cables where they should be.




The Indilinx Everest controller uses an 8-channel configuration that has 16-way interleaving. The 512GB model we are looking at today uses sixteen synchronous flash chips from Intel; eight on each side. On this side of the PCB we also found DRAM cache from Micron.




What we found interesting on this side is another DRAM cache buffer. This side is also where the Indilinx controller is and the additional eight flash chips.

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