OCZ "Octane" is First 2.5-inch SSD Line to Scale to 1TB
OCZ is making use of its Indilinx acquisition and has outfitted these drives with the Indilinx Everest controller.
"OCZ has reached an important milestone in the development of its own controller technology," said James E. Bagley, Senior Analyst with Storage Strategies NOW. "The high sustained performance, even with compressed files, the rapid boot feature and high access speeds using SATA 3.0 protocol puts their controller technology in the major league."
Read and write speeds on the SATA 6Gbps version can get up to 560MB/s and 400MB/s, respectively, along with 45,000 random read 4K IOPS. There's also a SATA 3Gbps variant -- Octane-S2 -- that's rated at up to 275MB/s read and 265MB/s speeds with 30,000 random read 4K IOPS. Both variants come with Indilinx's proprietary NDurance technology, which is supposed to increase the lifespan of the NAND flash memory. AES encryption is supported too.
Look for these drives to ship on November 1, 2011. No word yet on price.