OCZ unveils 3.5-inch 1TB Colossus SSD

By Jos ยท 9 replies
Jun 2, 2009
  1. Enthusiast hardware manufacturer OCZ is expanding their existing SSD line with the introduction of a new drive, appropriately named Colossus. The new offering is designed to fit in a standard 3.5-inch bay, rather than using the smaller 2.5-inch format most SSDs have accustomed us to, and will come in both 512GB and 1TB capacities with blazing fast read and writes speeds of around 265MB/s.

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  2. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 379   +6

    Nice... damn time they released 3.5" sized SSD's!
  3. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,668   +988

    I found to be somewhat of an annoyance to use an adapter for installing a SSD on my desktop system. On that regard, case manufacturers, especially those aiming at the DIY and enthusiast sector should start offering cases with at least a couple of 2.5" bays inside from now on.

    I don't believe drive manufacturers should start making 3.5" drives just because they are meant to be used on desktop systems. Let alone the fact that unlike other kind of upgrades that are negated in the mobile world, laptop users seem very keen on upgrading to SSDs for speed and durability.
  4. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    J-micron... really? I've had enough trouble with various J-micron products that it might put me off of a drive like this.
  5. Captain828

    Captain828 TS Guru Posts: 287   +10

    Uhm... from what I've read this doesn't use the new controllers, which specifically remove the issues with past JMicron controllers.
    We all know the RAID and pairs of controllers are to bypass JMicron's issues, so why even bother bringing this drive on the market?!
  6. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 997   +93

    So going by newegg and their pricing on a 250gb model this will sell for roughly $3596.
  7. @ Captain828

    Apparently you should work on your reading comprehension. The article clearly states that they are using Indilinx controllers with a JMicron *RAID* controller.
  8. OneArmedScissor

    OneArmedScissor TS Enthusiast Posts: 50   +7

    It's over $9,000!
  9. Julio,

    THey make adapters to mount2.5 inch drives in 3.5 inch bays. They also make adapters to fit 3.5 inch HD's in 5.25 inch bays.
  10. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 669

    They also make corrective lenses to help you read. He specifically said he used the adapter to fit it in his case, kind of goes without saying that he know about the adapters, doesn't it?
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