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OCZ Octane Solid State Drive Series OCT1-25SAT3-256G - 2.5-inch Form Factor SATA 6b/s 256GB Capacity
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- 2.5-inch Form Factor, 256GB Capacity, SATA 6Gbps.
- Max Read up to 480 MB/s, Max Write up to 330 MB/s.
- Max 4KB Random Read 35,000 IOPS, Random Write 26,000 IOPS.
- 256-bit AES-compliant, ATA Security Mode Features.
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Delivering up to 470 MB/s and 35,000 IOPS with a 2.5 form factor. The 256GB OCTANE Series Combines high-speed data transfer rates with record-breaking access times, OCZ Octane SSDs are designed to provide a superior user experience and improved application performance. Octane leverages the cutting-edge Indilinx Everest platform and is optimized for the complete spectrum of file types and sizes, with proprietary page mapping algorithms mirroring real world conditions across a wide range of applications. The Octane series also includes advanced features unique to Indilinx, including latency reduction technology to enhance system responsiveness and enable instant-on boot-ups, and proprietary NDuranceâ„¢ technology to increase the lifespan of the NAND flash memory and minimize performance degradation. In addition, Octane drives support AES and automatic encryption to secure critical data, bringing unique enterprise features within the reach of enthusiasts . Octane SSDs also deliver the energy efficiency, durability, and reliability that traditional hard drives cannot provide.
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For the love of God, stay the hell away from them. Or if you really want to get one of them, back up your data every other day (literally). Intel rocks and Samsung rocks even more. Nowadays, when it comes to backing up my hard drive, I blame this hard drive for making me OCD about it (no pun intended). I'm giving it two stars instead of one just because OCZ would send me a brand new hard drive every time the one I had died on me.
The main difference, obviously, is in performance. Photoshop CS5 now opens in less than 6 seconds on my machine. I haven't gotten to the 5-second boot starts that some SSD owners claim yet (probably because I just migrated my existing OS X install rather than fresh installing it), but at least booting time feels half as short as it used to be. Most applications in general feel snappier and more responsive. There are no moving parts to a SSD drive so operation is absoutely silent, and it should give you a bit more of battery life as well. This drive also has TRIM support, so if you want to add extra performance improvement on your MBP, get Trim Enabler (Google it) run it and restart. I'm personally very pleased with this drive and my expectations have been met so far. If you are not ready to change your Mac to a new model (or even if you are), getting this is the next best thing as far as upgrades go.
Drive #3 came in the following week. Also dead.
Drive #4 is on its way.
I've been running my OS solely off of the 1 working drive for about 3 weeks now. Its like a dream. Windows 7 boots up only about 10 seconds after the boot up post signal. I benchmarked the drive as well and came in just as advertised for read and write rates. Great drive! Its just testing my patience with the % of DOA, so that's why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars.
Computer Installed in: MacBook Mid 2007 (MacBook2,1)
This drive installed with absolutely no issues. I am running OS X Lion. I preformed a clean install and setup Bootcamp running windows 7 Ultimate.
This is the ultimate upgrade for a laptop from this time period. Just as I suspected the old spinning hard drive was the primary bottleneck slowing the system down.
OSX Boot times went from 52 seconds down to 12 seconds. Application launch and just run no waiting. Data transfer speeds are limited by the older SATA controller.
Great upgrade. Longevity is the only unknown.
On a different note. I recommended this drive to a close friend and he has had a different experience installing it in a year old HP laptop. He upgraded to the latest firmware(I did not upgrade my firmware). Then installed Windows 7 home premium got everything working and the drive DIED in less than 24 hours. He bought it from different online vendor and was only able to get store credit. He has since bought a crucial SSD 512 GB model and that is working great.
So I see all SSD drives as a roll of the dice so to speak as they seeming have a high failure rate. But they are blazing fast
Migration was quick and without any issues:
1. Clonezilla of 80GB HDD onto SSD
2. Gparted to expand system partition by 20GB
3. Disconnect HDD connect SSD
4. Boot it up
One minor item, OCZ Toolbox did not recognize that an OCZ SSD was connected - I had intended to check the firmware and update if necessary before cloning the drive (OCZ indicates it is a destructive update process). No big deal - it's working.
As far as performance, the Vista box is running in AHCI mode and only has SATA-2. Crystal DiskMark reports 267MB/s read and 135MB/s write for sequential I/O test.