OCZ Preps Shipments of 1 TB Octane SSD
OCZ announced that it will begin selling its 1 TB Octane 2.5-inch SSD in Japan in mid-May.
The drive will include 512 MB DRAM cache and deliver a maximum bandwidth of 460 MB/s in read processes and 330 MB/s for write processes. The drive tops out at 32,000 IOPS when reading random 4 KB data blocks and at 24,000 IOPS when writing 4 KB blocks.
The drive will be offered for a suggested retail price of 260,000 yen, which translates to about $3,240. There is no official launch date for the U.S. yet, but several retailers are already offering the drive for pre-order and some are promising delivery within 7-days. Pre-availability prices in the U.S. for the OCT1-25SAT3-1T drive are between $2,600 and $3,100.