The first 1 terabyte storage capacity solid state drive is here. OCZ Technology will be introducing their alternative to the standard hard drive, the Octane-S2 SATA 2.0 and the Octane SATA 3.0.
For the first time, the moving parts, the spinning drive heads and the magnetic storage plates are no longer equipped in a storage device. Instead, flash memory chips and semiconductors are used in the solid state drive. No moving parts means lesser power used and faster access time, the ideal performance for today’s notebook PC’s.
Though the claim of a 1TB capacity does not come without doubts, nobody can find fault on the 560MB/sec of bandwidth and 45,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second). This is made possible by its platform, the Indilinx Everest.
The Indilinx Everest platform highlights its “latency reduction technology,” an “instant on” feature which reduces as much as 50 percent boot times compared to their previous OCZ SSDs. The Indilinx Everest platform helps maintain OCZ SSD’s low access times trademark. How much the OCZ SSD’s cost isn’t available yet, only per GB prices is available. OCZ Technology’s solid state drives are coming out by November.