Average Bench: 54.7% (803rd of 1026)

Based on 128 user benchmarks.  Model: OCZ-OCTANE

Average average bench

The OCZ OCTANE 256GB averaged 45.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.


Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 19.8MB/s
Avg. Sequential Read Speed 396MB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the OCZ OCTANE 256GB is 21.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the OCZ OCTANE 256GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 4K-64Thread Write Speed 68.3MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 89MB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 128 samples)
Min Avg Max
315 Read 396 429
162 Write 256 309
160 Mixed 264 352
103 SusWrite 210 305
62.8% 281 MB/s
Min Avg Max
13.6 4K Read 19.8 24.9
23.1 4K Write 38.4 51.2
8.53 4K Mixed 14.9 23.5
69.5% 24.4 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.6 DQ Read 89 129
32.4 DQ Write 68.3 94.2
9.84 DQ Mixed 38.7 79.8
39.8% 65.3 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
121GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.13
SusWrite @10s intervals: 234 223 197 211 223 220 MB/s
Read 409
Write 266
Mixed 238
SusWrite 218
63% 283 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 45.5
4K Mixed 24.7
94% 31.8 MB/s
DQ Read 126
DQ Write 76.9
DQ Mixed 73.8
62% 92.1 MB/s
150GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 166 179 180 176 179 179 MB/s
Read 320
Write 273
Mixed 202
SusWrite 177
54% 243 MB/s
4K Read 19.1
4K Write 31.6
4K Mixed 18.6
70% 23.1 MB/s
DQ Read 110
DQ Write 84.2
DQ Mixed 75
62% 89.7 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 29,453,392 SSDs tested.

Typical OCTANE 256GB Builds (Compare 8,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 51%
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 52%

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO - $400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,145

Popular OCTANE 256GB compatible motherboards:

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