New Firmware from OCZ Gives Octane SSDs a Performance Boost

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News Posted: Thu, Jan 26 2012 2:31 PM
Don't underestimate the power of finely tuned firmware. Underscoring this point is the release of new enhanced IOPS firmware (v1.13) for OCZ's Octane SATA 3.0 Series solid state drives (SSDs). With the new firmware applied, OCZ promises significant improvements to write performance, over double in some capacities.

For all Octane SATA 6Gb/s models, the improved IOPS made possible by this new firmware allow for greater transactional performance, especially during small file and random access speeds in everyday computing applications," OCZ said. "When compared to the previous revision, random write IOPS performance doubles across nearly all capacities when tested in Iometer 2008."


OCZ reports random write 4K IOPS increasing from 7,700 to 18,000 after applying the new firmware to the Octane 128GB SSD, from 12,000 to 25,000 for the 256GB model, and from 16,000 to 26,000 for the 512GB model. Color us impressed.
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Any that leads to performance boost is always received with a warm welcome

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I bought my first SSD drive a few years ago. It was the OCZ Solid Series. Unfortunately the model I had didn't support firmware updates, and there was a freezing issue in Windows that you could only fix by formatting. I haven't purchased another one since then but some of these newer ones are tempting me...

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in other words you wasted your money at that time :-p

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True, but it was sure cool for a couple months! Actually, I was able to still sell the thing for only 100 less than what I paid, so not too bad overall.

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when we buy a product we always get excited hehehehe.At least you got some money back, good move :) hi5

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