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OCZ Octane 2.5" 128GB SATA III 2Xnm Synchronous Mode Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCT1-25SAT3-128G

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  • 2.5"
  • 128GB

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Combining 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 NDurance 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.


  • newegg High performance SSD architecture The Octane series leverages the cutting-edge Indilinx Everest platform, which combines a dual-core CPU, SATA 6Gbps interface, and support for the latest, most advanced NAND flash memory technology available. It delivers faster performance with compressed data such as MP3, JPG, RAW, PSD and OS X software, and strong performance at low queue depths (QD 1 – 3). The Octane's proprietary page mapping algorithms ensure superior performance across all file sizes and mixed workloads. The Octane series also includes a number of advanced features unique to Indilinx, including innovative latency reduction technology, enabling both read and write access times as low as 0.06ms and 0.09ms respectively, the lowest of any commercially available SSD. This enhances application responsiveness and enables features such as "fast boot" in consumer applications.
  • newegg Enhanced performance and endurance over the long term Octane SSDs come equipped with Indilinx's proprietary NDurance technology, increasing the lifespan of the NAND flash memory, ensuring the most consistent and reliable performance as well as minimizing performance degradation even after the drive's storage capacity is highly utilized. Efficient NAND Flash management including dynamic and static wear-leveling, and background garbage collection ensures close to ‘fresh-out-of-the-box’ performance even after continual use. In addition, Octane series drives support AES and automatic encryption to secure critical data.
  • newegg TRIM SUPPORT The Octane SSDs feature support for the Windows 7 TRIM command. This allows them to store only the data they need and perform memory optimization to ensure the fastest possible write speeds.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the OCZ Storage Solutions OCT1-25SAT3-128G

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  • Vongphet V.
  • 4/23/2013 4:55:21 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsYou get what you pay for

Pros: All the positives of being an SSD.

Cons: Died within 6 months under light and casual usage.

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for. In this case cheap price = cheap quality.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear VV,

OCZ will definitely stand behind the drive if has indeed faulty. If you haven't already sought a replacement please contact me via rcampbell at ocztechnology dot com and I will get you taken care of.

On behalf of OCZ, I apologize for the inconvenience!

Kind Regards,
OCZ Support

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  • Diana S.
  • 8/3/2012 11:04:03 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsNot all OCZ drives are bad!

Pros: *Reliable! Which is something not many have been saying about OCZ drives. The thing is, the OCZ Octane doesn't use the infamous Sandforce controller. It uses the Indilinx Controller which is much more reliable

* Fast with compressed files (e.g. mp3s)

*Comes with latest firmware 1.14. This firmware update is super important as it added noticeable speed to Read and Random Write times

Cons: A tad bit slower than some other speed demon SSDs out there, but its all relative. An SSD is an SSD, which means its still incredibly faster than HDD.

Other Thoughts: Originally I bought an Agility 3 SSD because it was combo'd with my Asrock Extreme 4 Z77 mobo. That drive arrived DOA so I went to a local NYC electronics store and picked the Octane up while it was on sale.

I put my OS on this Octane. At the same time I got a replacement Agility 3 and set that up as my second drive for games and media. Three weeks later the Agility 3 died and I'm now waiting for a 2nd replacement. Meanwhile, the OCZ Octane has remained consistent without ANY issues. I know people say OCZ is unreliable, but it comes down to the controller!

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  • Justin M.
  • 6/6/2012 10:22:45 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorking great everyday use

Pros: - Upgraded firmware and installed Win 7 easily.
- Gave a good win 7 score, but more importantly user experience is good.
- After POST system boots in about 10 seconds. Win 7 globes don't even touch and i'm at desktop working, great!

Cons: - In hindsight I wish I would have gotten the 256 or even 512, but I manage to keep the installed programs to a minimum ~ 2 games and some productivity stuff.

Other Thoughts: I ordered this before the Sammy drives dipped, I wish I would have waited because I FEEL that I may have been better off getting Sammy, but this drive works just great, so owell.

I have been using my system from anywhere from 1 hour to 10 hours a day almost every day for the past 3 months and no discernable issues.

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  • Jonathan K.
  • 5/13/2012 9:13:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Drive

Pros: on SATA-2, 200MB/s write, 280MB/s read
4k 84MB/s write 83MB/s read

I hope to upgrade my board ot SATA-3. There was a 10-15% gain on performance with AHCI enabled. TRIM got enabled automatically.

With a light tweak 26GB used and 93GB free out of 119GB available space.

My board with Q6600 is a bit older and I do not expected it to work well with SSD that squeeze every limit of my motherboard but it is working fine with all the drivers installed.

Cons: There were few installation glitches which were gone by the time Intel INFs and motherboard drivers are installed. Initial file copy during installation was exceptionally slow for some reason.

Other Thoughts: There are many and many OCZ bashers. I now question their skill level. This drive is well made and works well.

And for those nit-pickers. Once you graduate to SSD the difference in good SSD are not much noticeable. Go for the value once review sites claim the product to be decent. Because any of them will blow HDD off the chart.

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  • Barrett A.
  • 5/12/2012 1:05:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Product is working just fine for me. Installed it and detected it with no problems. The performance difference is very noticable.

Cons: None to speak of.

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  • Jonathan K.
  • 5/11/2012 6:00:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLooking good so far

Pros: Motherboard Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L SATA-2(3Gbps)
Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - 5GB RAM
Intel Q6600 2.4Ghz
Octane 128GB SyncMLC + Samsung HD753LJ

Size Write Read
-- AHCI Mode --
4k 84MB 84MB
32k 203MB 230MB
4096k 209MB 280MB
-- IDE Mode --
4k 60MB 55MB
64k 198MB 220MB
1024k 206MB 240MB (Max)

My initial expectation was that my PC will fly off my desk. It didn't fly. Odd, how fast I get use to performance. All my measure tells me that everything I do is double or triple in performance. I can't tell. ;)

Picasa opens in a snap. Google Earth is now a very enjoyable experience as it is very snappy when it starts pulling data off its cache on the SSD. This alone I believe is worth the Benjamin.

SSD Tweak and Its Contradiction

While I was tweaking my SSD for Win7, I realized that the very tweak I was applying was actually taking away the key benefit of the SSD.

If you read around, you will be led to believe moving temp files off SSD to HDD will be beneficial. Well. No

Cons: 1 little hiccup I am still not sure about.

Capacity. Buy higher capacity SSD. Simple math. MLC SSD is good for 1000 writes. 128GBx1000 give you 128TB write space. 256GB will double the life of SSD as 514GB will double that. So size of SSD is in fact life span of the SSD. Larger SSD will stay up longer.

Having moved most write to HDD, my SSD should last me 10 years. But that isn't the point of SSD. All temp should be on the SSD because of its fast latency compared to HDD that is very thing that makes SSD based system much faster than HDD. Can't wait to get 514 GB SSD in near future and have everything on the SSD.

SSD Optimization has to be done at OS level by Microsoft. Tweaks done by users by moving temporary files is a sad compromise between performance and life span of SSD. You get to pick. But very poorly managed and untweak very low capacity SSD (60GB) now I realize can be dead in my of 6 months if I try hard. That is only 60TB of write space and with most of it full.

Other Thoughts: AHCI mode seems to be the key to the stability of the system. Likely newer the motherboard you will have less problem than older cheaper boards.

Installed without AHCI and There was performance penalty of about 10-15%. There is a way to turn on AHCI without reinstalling Windows. But just maybe I should reinstall with AHCI turned on which is the proper way to install Windows.

There seems to be multiple hiccups and with driver updates most seems to have gone away. Intel INF update seems to be the key to the stability.

There is one more hiccup that I still have. When I run WOW off HDD system crashed. Not replicable exactly but I have suspicion AHCI is causing the crash. I am saying it seems to be AHCI + HDD problem.

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5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Drive

Pros: Drive came up with latest firmware and OCZ is providing tools to easy update the firmware. I did connect the drive and picked it right away. I have got the windows index of 7.6 with this drive super super improve ment from my old drive.

Cons: Price may be high. Otherwise it is excellent drive.

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  • Ali Z.
  • 5/9/2012 5:07:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcelling speed!

Pros: From CrystalDiskMark 3.01 x64 running on Dell Latitude E6420 notebook

Seq 422.3 / 194.1
512K 222.6 / 178.5
4K 21.41 / 36.45
4K QD32 122.8 / 69.18

Cons: None so far

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  • Joseph K.
  • 5/5/2012 8:56:23 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: None

Cons: DOA as so many others have also reported. Drive fails to show up in bios and have done everything I can think of with no luck

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  • David O.
  • 4/30/2012 1:35:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsForget the "no wait" rebate

Pros: Drive came with latest firmware. Installed easily with fresh copy of Win7. Very fast of course, running this in a 3 year old desktop with SATA 2 only and still makes a noticeable improvement, so glad I didn't wait for my next build this fall.

Cons: OCZ "no wait" rebate deducts 10% to speed up your rebate, supposedly 7 days to mail after they get your documentation. Mine took 20 days and I live in an adjacent state to the processing center.

Other Thoughts: Although mine had the latest software there was no sticker on the drive to indicate it. Down load the app from OCZ to check/update firmware before install OS.

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