Solid State Drive Boasts 1 Terabyte
There’s always a first for everything, and apparently OCZ Technology has released Octane SATA 3.0 and Octane-S2 SATA 2.0, the first solid state drive to reach 1TB of storage capacity. A solid state drive is an alternative to a hard drive, instead of using moving parts like spinning drive heads and magnetic plates for storage, SSD's use semiconductors and flash memory chips. This leads to less power usage and faster access times, making it ideal for notebook computers. Although there is some doubt about the 1TB claim, no one’s dissing on the 560MB/sec of bandwidth and 45,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) thanks to it’s Indilinx Everest platform.
Indilinx Everest controller provides the “instant on” feature that the company claims reduces boot times by 50 percent from previous OCZ SSDs. The platform also features "latency reduction technology," which helps the SSDs maintain their trademark low access times. While there’s no pricing available yet, (except for the per GB prices reported by Computer World listed above) the SSDs will be available by November.