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Windows 7: OCZ releases 1 terabyte 3.5 SSD-Monster Colossus

30 Jul 2009   #1

OCZ releases 1 terabyte 3.5 SSD-Monster Colossus

OCZ releases 1 terabyte 3.5 SSD-Monster Colossus:

When Intel plays with muscles as they did recently with their new SSD-generation competitors must adapt and this OCZ with instantaneous price adjustments of their Vertex SSD series, but instead of just playing with the Intel's melody will OCZ tops Intel capacity with new SSD series.

The name is OCZ Colossus, and the name is quite appropriate for the series, trying to bury Intel with larger capacity and a model of up to one terabyte, according to Hot Hardware. It uses two SSD controllers to manage the multiple NAND chips and the like OCZ Vertex, the choice fell on the cheap Indilinx SSD controller. As was the RAID increases above the maximum transfer rate, although the arbitrary handling of files not being affected by this.

The details of the chips used are sparse, but it is reasonable to assume that the OCZ with the high capacity is turned down for speed or some other selected chips than those from Vertex series. Price lands according to AnandTech to 300 USD for 128GB, 650 USD for 256GB, 1,200 USD for 500GB and crazy 2200 dollars for a terabyte.

The largest models are thus somewhat utopian the next six years even with the expected large price cuts as the price per NAND chip decreases and the 128GB model for 300 USD is a little odd pricing. It is virtually identical to 128GB variant of OCZ Vertex, which gives a hint on the performance and the question is which of the two models OCZ choose to victims and to lower the price to make more room to another.

Very symbolic OCZ Colossus comes only as a 3.5 "model and is therefore only directed at desktop market. Most SSD-harddosle come as 2.5-inch models, which do not always fit desktop Cabinets' disk holders.
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30 Jul 2009   #2

vista x64

2200 dollars for a terabyte.
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30 Jul 2009   #3


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sammy View Post
2200 dollars for a terabyte.
yeah, a bit expensive
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30 Jul 2009   #4

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Still too rich for my blood and for the slight gain in speed for some of the things i do.

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30 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I think ill stick with HDs.
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30 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Price lands according to AnandTech to 300 USD for 128GB, 650 USD for 256GB, 1,200 USD for 500GB and crazy 2200 dollars for a terabyte.
2 words : OH GAWD.
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30 Jul 2009   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64

dang! $2200
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31 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

And I thought I paid too much when I spent $250 on my 150 GB Raptor. Yikes.
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31 Jul 2009   #9
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04

Ouch, I could build a good 2 full desktops w/ 21" touchscreens for that much. :|
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31 Jul 2009   #10
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

Have a link for that report? Sergiogarcia9 I've been running into a few here one at Softpedia and another two page report seen at OCZ displays 1TB SSD, HTPC concept - The Tech Report

"OCZ displays 1TB SSD, HTPC concept
by Cyril Kowaliski — 6:00 AM on June 8, 2009

COMPUTEX — Solid-state drive makers usually confine themselves to the 2.5" form factor, since those drives can slip comfortably into netbooks, notebooks, or full-fledged desktops. So does OCZ—usually. At Computex, we got a peek at the firm's upcoming Colossus solid-state drive, which has a 3.5" form factor and a massive 1TB capacity.
OCZ told us the drive works in a RAID-0 configuration internally. That allows it to reach top sustained speeds of 265MB/s for both reads and writes. (The display label under the drive only says 250MB/s, though, somehow.) OCZ uses a JMicron RAID controller and a pair of Indilinx controllers hooked up to the flash.
As you'd expect, this thing won't be cheap. OCZ intends to price the 1TB drive in the $2,500-3,000 range, although a cheaper 500GB variant will also be available.
On an unrelated note, OCZ was also showing off a prototype home-theater PC in its hotel suite:

This machine should feature an Nvidia Ion integrated graphics chipset and a Blu-ray drive. OCZ quoted a $300 price tag, although we didn't get a clear response on whether that price includes Blu-ray or not. Either way, the final product will probably have a different look."

The Softpedia report os seem at CeBIT 2009: OCZ Unveils New 1TB SSD - The new OCZ solution can provide write speeds of up to 500MB/s - Softpedia

CeBIT 2009: OCZ Unveils New 1TB SSD

The new OCZ solution can provide write speeds of up to 500MB/s

"The future of storage lies in the hands of those developing faster, higher capacity and more affordable solid state drives. This year, at CeBIT in Hanover, Germany, OCZ has demoed a product that takes the performance of SSDs to the next level. Dubbed the OCZ Z drive, this product comes to provide its users with an MLC technology that is incorporated in a 1TB SSD solution.

While the specifications on this thing are impressive to say the least, you will really be amazed when you take a look at some benchmark results.

The latest OCZ Z Drive is a one-terabyte MLC-based SSD that features 256MB of local cache as well as a hardware-based RAID controller. The Z Drive has been developed to fulfill the needs of the high-end segment, and it is able to offer impressive performance levels, as well as functionality and response, although it will not come too cheap.

The specs of the OCZ Z Drive also show it sporting 256MB of DDR II memory with ECC protection, as well as a PCI-Express x8 interface, while being able to provide a maximum read speed of 600MB/s, as well as a maximum write speed of up to 500MB/s. In addition, it is also able to deliver a sustained write speed of up to 400MB/s.

We've already seen OCZ showcase a wide range of high-end new products at the CeBIT show in Hanover, and it seems that the company has some other parts hidden up its sleeve as well. Among them, we can count the new Lockdown ultra-durable USB drive, meant to keep data safe from accidental drops and spills, and which will be available in capacities of up to 32GB, as well as the new 80+ Gold Certified Z Series PSU, able to deliver more than 90-percent efficiency."

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