Recently, HEXUS reviewed OCZ's 128GB Octane SDD drive, where we found the drive to be a strong competitor with consistent performance across all file-types, let down primarily by poor write performance, with comparatively abysmal 4k random write IOPS.
It appears as though OCZ took note of the drive's shortcomings and has issued the new v1.13 firmware, which looks to roughly double 4k random write IOPS across the entire Octane range.
|Old Random Write 4K IOPS (FW v1.12)||New Random Write 4K IOPS (FW v1.13)|
If OCZ can continue to pull stunts like these in its driver updates, then the Octane-series will have a bright future indeed. For now though, one of the series' greatest bottlenecks has been considerably widened.