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OCZ Releases Arowana SSD Firmware – Tests Show Big Upgrade For 34nm Indilinx Barefoot Drives

In May of 2011, OCZ announced a new type of firmware for Indilinx-controlled drives. That firmware, named for a type of carnivorous fish, carried the name Arowana Flash Translation Layer. The Arowana FTL eventually made its way into the Vertex Plus family, however, enthusiasts with the original Barefoot-controlled drives would have to wait until now, ten months later, to get a chance to …

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OCZ Releases New Octane SSD Firmware to Improve Performance

OCZ Octane

OCZ today announced a new release of Octane firmware that should bolster performance. Released late last year, the Octane is the first to contain OCZ’ proprietary Indilinx controller since their purchase of the Korean company in 2011. The Octane possesses high sequential performance with random performance a bit lower, much to be expected from a companies first entry into the …

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