OCZ had been a powerful partner of Indilinx, dating entire the way back dating back to the actual Vertex series of solid-state drives, which boasted the Indilinx Barefoot controller. Due to stiff competition from Intel and SandForce, on both the cost and function fronts back then, Indilinx-based SSDs ultimately fell out of favor with enthusiasts. And when the company failed to launch a next-gen SATA 6.0Gbps capable controller on time it all but fell off the map. There were rumblings of an upcoming controller that would compete favorably with newer offerings, but nothing ever materialized.
Then, in March of this year, OCZ appear that they had affairs to access Indilinx. A few months accept anesthetized back the acquisition, but today the accumulated armament of OCZ and their afresh alloyed aggregation associates from Indilinx are accessible to clearly bare the OCZ Octane alternation of solid accompaniment drives, which are based on the new Indilinx Everest platform. Everest builds aloft the antecedent gen Indilinx Barefoot controller, but offers a SATA 6.0Gbps interface and abutment for the latest NAND beam technologies, amid added things.
We’ve had an OCZ Octane 512GB SSD in the lab for a few canicule now and accept run it through a alternation a tests, comparing it to a scattering of added accepted drives throughout. Check out the pages advanced for the abounding scoop...
The OCZ Octane alternation of solid accompaniment drives will be offered in both SATA III (6.0Gbps) and SATA II (3.0Gbps) varieties, with orange decals anecdotic the above and light-blue decals the latter. The drive we accept pictured actuality is a about top-of-the-line SATA III archetypal antic a 512GB absolute capacity.
OCZ has fabricated some changes to their packaging with these drives and accept replaced the flat, agenda boxes of earlier drives with a cellophane artificial abscess backpack that showcases the drive prominently. Included aural the package—along with the drive itself, of course—were a user’s manual, an accession guide, and a “My SSD is faster than your HDD” decal. Notably missing was a 2.5” to 3.5” adapter, but they’re acceptable beneath and beneath necessary.