OCZ introduces the 3.5″ desktop dwelling “Colossus” SSD.

by Mike
Posted November 17th, 2009 at 2:35 pm


With the advent of flash technology came the realization that the old moving storage mediums that current flood the market are on the way out. Flash offers many advantages over it’s older, more mobile siblings with the most notable being lower energy consumption and eventual faster speeds. Flash storage based drives, or SSD’s as they’re now commonly called are increasing in market presence and dropping in price. Looking to join this wave of the future, OCZ has taken it upon themselves to formerly announce the Colossus 3.5″ HDD series.

This series will be OCZ’s main push in the SSD market and bring drives of various sizes — ranging from 120GB all the way up to 1TB — and featuring speeds hovering right around 260MB/s (peak) and 220MB/s (constant). Easing the transition to the solid state format, OCZ assures that these new Colossus drives will fit in traditional hard drive bays without a mounting kit. If the speeds aren’t exactly wowing you, remember that not everyone is as concerned with speed and capacity as geeks are. Therefore, the drives mentioned above, especially the lower capacity options, are a perfect fit. Those looking to pick up their own version can expect to drop $609 for the 120GB version and can pretty much write off feeding the kids for the rest of the year if you’re eying the 1TB monster. Said monster is a hefty $3,572. Ouch. Still interested?


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