Great Review Dave it seems OCZ has a winner on their hands with this drive. As the trouble in with Thailand should drive adoption of SSD's quicker.
I only wish I had one :( from what I hear the HDD is the biggest bottleneck in a system today.
i've come close to slurging but my motherboard is much too old for decent support let alone trim.
i have friends with ocz drives and they are very pleased. but i think anyone would be pleased going from hdd to ssd, and not getting a bump drive.
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Great review. I liked the shots of the internals as well as the well detailed results... I'm surprised that the Samsung 800 series of SSD's are faster but the Vertex and the Corsair Force GT is faster in others; nice to know that you test manufacturer claims to make sure they are true...
Just proves that HH is the place when it comes to reviews.
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Looks good. If I'm able to spare some $ after the 'holiday season' shopping I might just spring for one. Even if the OCZ write speeds are not the greatest, at least they are pricing aggressively. This may be good for making SSDs more common, given the potential effect of the unfortunate floods in Thailand on HDD supply.
Very nice review. I agree seeing the internals is pretty cool.
Any idea why they are releasing both SATA II and SATA III interfaces. Are SATA III disks not compatible with SATA II controllers and would they not simply just run at the slower speed.
"Great read performance all around in every capacity, good enough write speeds on the lower capacities, I'm more concerned about reliability, so I trust that the Indilinx drives will deliver."
@Marco , some spelling errors in the Conclusion:
Strong Read **Performace** The N is Missing
Write speeds below **SansForce**-based drives (SandForce)
However, with incompressible data the OCZ Octane 512GB drive led the **SansForce**-based drives
I like OCZ, but bad luck that they couldn't do it without buying out Indilinx. I am a strong believer in not having many or any monopolies. Anyway this seems a good product, but the price will be too much for me.
I thought I'd mention that I've come back a second time to read this review. It's always good to keep in mind something that you may want to get in the future. Good to read this review! Good to keep informed!
This is a great review guys. I love that you guys do a full tear down of the drive!! That is sooo rare among tech sites and sooo appreciated among techies, especially some of us who know a little bit about what were looking at in there. Keep up the great work...this review was a solid joy to read.
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