Even more recently OCZ released the RevoDrive Hybrid
, a device which combined the speed of an SSD with the capacity of a mechanical drive for those who were not quite ready to make the leap to a traditional SSD due to capacity or cost issues.
Now OCZ are back with yet another model in their SSD family and this time we see the results of using a controller which is based on Indilinx technology, something which hasn't really been present in high end drives for some time now. We'll be putting the Octane SSD through a selection of tests including real world and synthetic to see how it compares to models using the latest Samsung, Marvell and Sandforce controllers.
Packaging and Bundle
OCZ package their Octane SSD in a plastic packet similar to that used on a few of their other drives and different to the Vertex 3/Agility 3 models which arrive in a foam filled box. Inside the packet we find some product documentation and a case sticker.
OCZ provide their Toolbox software as a free download which helps us manage and maintain our SSD. On the first and last tabs we get information on the drive with the others giving us firmware update functionality and secure erase tools.