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OCZ Octane Firmware 1.13 Doubles IOPS Performance

by: admin Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

OCZ has just released a new firmware for its Indilinx Everest-based Octane lineup. On the plus side, it should significantly boost performance in the IOPS department, on the downside it will wipe your drive. This is what OCZ itself calls a “destructive” update, so cloning the drive before moving ahead with the update sounds like a better idea than ever.

Model IOPS – v1.12 IOPS – v1.13
Octane 128GB 7 700 18 000
Octane 256GB 12 000 25 000
Octane 512GB 16 000 26 000

Nevertheless, the changes are quite impressive, comparatively speaking, with more than double the IOPS for the 128GB and 256GB capacities and a 10,000 IOPS improvement for the largest 512GB drive. It should also improve sequential write performance for the two smaller capacities.

Other than the complete loss of all data on the drive, there are a few other prerequisites. One is that the Intel X79 chipset is not supported, and another important detail is that the drive must not be set to primary/appear as drive 0.

The new firmware is available for download here.

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