Items tagged with Octane

After weeks of speculation, we’re finally getting some concrete information on Apex Legends’ first battle pass.  Respawn Entertainment announced early this afternoon that the Season 1 battle pass – Wild Frontier -- will drop tomorrow, March 19th.  Wild Frontier will launch at 1pm EST (10am PST), and will be priced at 950 Apex Coins, or $9.50. Alternatively, you can purchase the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,800 Apex Coins, and gain access to the battle pass and instantly unlock the next 25 levels in Wild Frontier. The new battle pass will also allow you to have instant access to the Lifeline Revolutionary, Wraith Survivor and Mirage Outlaw skins. No matter if... Read more...
Owning a high performance solid state drive with lots of storage space would be like having your cake and eating it too, which, by the way, is really the only the way to enjoy a cake. Regardless, it doesn't have to be a pipe dream, provided you're willing to drop a small fortune on a big size SSD with performance numbers to match. If you are, you'll be happy to know that OCZ's monster sized 1TB Octane SSD is getting to ready to ship in the next couple of weeks. A Japanese language press release tipped the details of the 1TB model's retail availability, which a Google translation pegs to be mid-May. The price is said to be 260,000 yen, which works out to about $3,255 in U.S. currency, though it... Read more...
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... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC, OCZ's Octane Series SATA III Solid State Drive, Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet and how not to get burned, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448-Core Limited Edition graphics card, and details of the HotHardware Gear-Up Giveaway with MSI and NVIDIA give away... Show Notes: 00:41 - Iyaz cries. 01:30 - Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Tegra 3 Unleashed 07:53 - OCZ Octane Series SATA III Solid State Drive Review  11:17 - Amazon Kindle Fire: Insight and How Not To Get Burned 17:15 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448-Core GPU Review 20:25 - MSI and... Read more...
Need a 1TB solid state drive? OCZ Technology's new Octane line might be just what you're looking for. These new drives will be available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities, the latter of which is the first 2.5-inch SSD in the world to offer such a copious amount of storage. 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... Read more...