Since there have been quite a few comments regarding the recent launch of OCZ's Octane series SSDs featuring the new Indilinx Everest platform, we made sure to scoop up some aditional details. The one thing that is clear now is that OCZ's upcoming Octane is based on 2Xnm MLC NAND flash chips.
The specs listed in the original press release regarding the OCZ Octane SSD series listed only features of the platform and thus we assumed that the Octane will feature TLC flash NAND chips rather than the MLC that is used in most SSDs on the market. Although the TLC will certainly show up in SSDs at some point in time due to the fact that it is cheaper, Octane will still feature MLC chips and TLC support is simply a feature of the new Indilinx Everest controller.
To be precise, Octane SATA 6Gbps will feature 2Xnm SYNC MLC chips while the Octane-S2 SATA 3Gbps will stick with 2Xnm ASYNC MLC chips. Both drives will be available in capacities of up to 1TB which is over anything you can easily find on the market these days and OCZ is quite keen on telling that. of course, the read and write perfromance as well as the random 4K read is something that OCZ likes to mention as well.
The new Indilinx Everest controller will feature some new features like the Indilinx nDurance that should increase NAND life up to 2X of the rated P/E cycles, snappier real world perfromance due to low 0.06ms latency, as well as, Indilinx "fast boot" tech that decreases boot time by up to 50 percent when compared to the exsisting SSDs.
Altought the price is still not carved in stone, we did hear that the new OCZ Octane series will cost somewhere around US $1.10 to US $1.30 per GigaByte so you can do the math. We will surely keep an eye out to see the final price tag once these hit retail/e-tail shelves.