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Old 25th Jan 2012, 11:44   #1
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OCZ boosts Octane speeds with new firmware

A new firmware for OCZ's Octane SSD series promises a doubling of IOPS performance on selected model.

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...ctane-speeds/1
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Old 25th Jan 2012, 15:02   #2
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What helpful timing, just got a 512GB Octane in for review!
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Old 25th Jan 2012, 15:04   #3
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Yay thank god! Its a fast drive but it was lacking in that area!
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That update process is complete ball ache though, no? Not even half that bad for other SSDs.
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How come Crucial and others can make firmware updates that are non-destructive and work under AHCI but OCZ can't? That info puts me right off their drives even before I try them.
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What helpful timing, just got a 512GB Octane in for review!
if you just got it in, can you check it's real-world performance before and after the update? (assuming it has not been updated before you got it)
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Well, I'm not entirely certain how it's done it, but OCZ has managed to release a firmware update that boosts IOPS while actively harming real-world data throughput. Skillz.
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