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Hardware OCZ Octane 512GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 1 Feb 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. BrightCandle

    BrightCandle Member

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    What a lemon of a firmware update. The big drop in performance suggests this might be a workaround for a hardware problem.
     
  3. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    Bof. Mediocre performance and not hugely competitive prices. I'll pass.
     
  4. feathers

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    I stopped reading as soon as I saw the price. Of course I should have stopped reading as soon as I saw the OCZ badge.
     
  5. Jasio

    Jasio Made in Canada

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    This is a very expensive SSD- overpriced considering the much higher quality Crucial M4 512GB has been popping up once in awhile on sale at NCIX and NewEgg for $550- a significantly cheaper price for a faster drive.

    My personal opinion of OCZ may be rather colored, but I haven't experienced a single OCZ product that did not produce issues down the road (PSU's, SSD's, etc).
     
  6. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    When are you going to review some Mushkin SSD's?
     
  7. steve30x

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    I remember when an SSD that size would be over €2,000. Assoon as a 512GB SSD is €512 I will buy one.
     
  8. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    OCZ Petrol is really close at $600 for a 512GB.
     
  9. Siwini

    Siwini What is 4+no.5?

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    OCZ does not exactly have a prefect quality products (as mentioned above) and charging this much for SSD is an insult.
     
  10. Anfield

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    Another SSD from OCZ, another Firmware issue...
     
  11. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    Great review Harry - Nice to see the before and after covered. Think I'll be skipping the current gen of SSD's and sticking with my Raid 0 M225's for a while yet....
     
  12. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    Raid and SSD seems pointless to me, as you lose Trim support under raid so the drive could end up slower then 1 ssd (1 SSD should enough as its faster then an hdd by 5x-200x depending on what your doing)

    is it normal for the C300 SSD to have high Write access times (1000ms+) as i have an M4 and it never really goes above 20ms
     
  13. Guest-16

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    TRIM support will change soon with the next set of drivers from Intel :)

    Baz - when you gonna get to the OCZ Petrols?
     
  14. leexgx

    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    trim support for none raid disks when BIOS is set to raid or ahci (current updated drivers have trim support )

    or support for trim for raid disks
     
  15. Kris

    Kris Lord Lolwut

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    gsus, the price tag on bigger ssd-s is mindboggling. how can they expect to even sell them when the average person buys a whole computer for the price of an ssd like this? (with money left even sometimes).

    Totally crazy.

    Add to the fact that the performance is not on top of everything, seems like a pointless drive TBH.
     
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