Currently OCZ declared its new 2.5 inch high-capacity Octane line of solid-state drives, using Indilinx Everest technology with capacities of up to One Terabyte.
The new disks are powered through a double-core ARM central processing unit and include up to 512MB of DDR3 RAM. Available sizes will be 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB, arriving in both SATA 3.0 and SATA 2.0 flavours.
Powered through the now-OCZ-owned Indilinx Everest technology, OCZ is claiming to have eliminated function weaknesses inherent in solid-state drives such as documents compression, with optimisations for 4 to 16K page sizes.
The technology too brings up-to twice the typical NAND life, an exceptional inner bandwidth of 200 million transfers each second and up to 50% quicker boot times, according to OCZ; we suspect the disks learn to bulk-cache boot information to DRAM.
Really what I had similar is some kind of high-capacity but not necessarily high-IOPS drive - chiefly to provide a very low power/no-loud storage machine for a media streaming box. Oh, and given the low IOPS need it had have to be cheap - or better, (although obviously for that 500MB would be preferable). Likely something to do with entire the compressing and uncompressing of files.
If these drives live up to anticipations, as OCZ claims, there might no longer be any weighing up of pros and cons when expecting to buy laptop memory; aside from budget. OCZ solid-state drive are beginning to extends compelling reasons for buy, because they can deliver the capacity, consistent and much-developed function, lower power consumption and ruggedness ideal for a movable environment.