OCZ Technology posted product info and specs of the OCZ Octane SATA 3 SSD today and we dug a bit further and were fortunate to get their manufacturers suggested retail pricing on all but the 1TB capacity as well.
The Octane will be the first consumer release of an ‘Indilinx Infused’ SSD since the purchase of Indilinx by OCZ last year. This is also the next step for OCZ as the Octane represents their first solid state drive which houses their own SSD controller.
The Octane will be available in capacities of 128, 256, 512 and 1TB and word just received from OCZ lists the 128GB at $199.99, 256GB at $369.99 and the 512GB at $879.99 with no set price for the 1TB Octane as of yet. A quick check of “The SSD Log” as well as NewEgg show the 128GB and 256GB SSDs to be the lowest MSRP for these capacities to date and, in fact, both would be the lowest price available if put on Newegg right now.
The 512GB Octane, however, will have its work cut out for it as both the newly released Samsung 830 Series 512GB SSD and Crucial M4 512GB SSD have lower price points, however, much can happen between now and availability. The common scenario lately has been for new SSDs to initially price below MSRP which is great for the consumer and competition.
Performance specifications of the OCZ Octane start with the companies claim that their ability to reduce disk access times even further guarantees some of the fastest computer start-ups we have ever seen, OCZ even quoting them as being ‘instant-on’.
The 1TB and 512GB Octane lists 535MB/s read and 400MB/s write disk transfer speeds while the 256GB drops a bit to 535MB/s read and 270MB/s write. The 128GB drops further yet and specifications list its performance at 535MB/s read and 170MB/s write.
Watch for our detailed review in the near future!