Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

OCZ Colossus is 3.5'' SSD, 1TB, Fast, Expensive

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 51 comments

This thing is big, just like your computer.

Most SSDs are designed to fit within the 2.5-inch form factor, making it suitable for laptops. But sometimes you just need some added capacity for your badass gaming rig. For that, OCZ today released the Colossus 3.5-inch SSD Series, available in up to one terabyte configurations.

"The new Colossus Series is designed to boost desktop and workstation performance and is for high power users that put a premium on speed, reliability and maximum storage capacity." said Eugene Chang, VP of Product Management at the OCZ Technology Group. "The Colossus core-architecture is also available to enterprise clients with locked BOMs (build of materials) and customized firmware to match their unique applications."

The Colossus SSD is available in 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, and 1 TB capacities and is a straight drop in for many existing systems. In addition to ample capacity, the OCZ Colossus delivers excellent performance made possible by an internal RAID 0 architecture.

Sounds good? Sure, but don’t expect it to be gentle on your wallet. 128 GB version costs $438; 256 GB at $820; 512 GB at $1530; and the 1TB big daddy is around $3397, according to Xbitlab's Froogle search.

Display 51 Comments.
This thread is closed for comments
Top Comments
  • 36 Hide
    fulle , November 18, 2009 7:41 PM
    Damn that's expensive. I guess I'm going to have to start selling drugs again.
  • 21 Hide
    festerovic , November 18, 2009 7:43 PM
    "and the 1TB big daddy is around $3397"

    fail. My "badass" gaming rig didn't cost half that...
  • 20 Hide
    lelias2k , November 18, 2009 7:57 PM
    RegulasI'll take two 1Tb units and two 17" Macbook Pro's please.

    Except they don't fit in the MBP... ;) 
Other Comments
  • 36 Hide
    fulle , November 18, 2009 7:41 PM
    Damn that's expensive. I guess I'm going to have to start selling drugs again.
  • 21 Hide
    festerovic , November 18, 2009 7:43 PM
    "and the 1TB big daddy is around $3397"

    fail. My "badass" gaming rig didn't cost half that...
  • 8 Hide
    JofaMang , November 18, 2009 7:47 PM
    You don't think there will be some truly top tier power users already already 1 or more of these? Brand Flagship models are never about the masses, but the elite, showcases for new levels in tech, intended to elevate the brands image amongst the more-regular joes who might be shopping for a en entry level SSD and can't decide on a brand.
  • 2 Hide
    JofaMang , November 18, 2009 7:47 PM
    already already = already ordering
    my bad
  • 3 Hide
    mayne92 , November 18, 2009 7:47 PM
    Wow, "big daddy" is ridiculously expensive! Most likely will see a "wish list" of reviews over at newegg soon...
  • 8 Hide
    7amood , November 18, 2009 7:48 PM
    OVERPRICED...
    Why such high prices??? seems like people do buy em'
    Intel's 2nd generation 128GB SSD's price is a lot cheaper... where is the competition??
    I hope the overpricing is justified by a big leap in speed... gotta see a review first.
  • 7 Hide
    wintermint , November 18, 2009 7:56 PM
    festerovic"and the 1TB big daddy is around $3397"fail. My "badass" gaming rig didn't cost half that...


    The product is for hardcore enthusiasts ;x you know that there will be SOME people that will buy it despite the price
  • 20 Hide
    lelias2k , November 18, 2009 7:57 PM
    RegulasI'll take two 1Tb units and two 17" Macbook Pro's please.

    Except they don't fit in the MBP... ;) 
  • 7 Hide
    Honis , November 18, 2009 8:03 PM
    Glad to see they're offering competitive sizes to Hard Disk drives, even if there is a price premium... Anyone else remember 1 gig drives costing an arm and a leg?
  • 1 Hide
    lelias2k , November 18, 2009 8:05 PM
    Competitive sizes, yes, but in terms of performance it gets spanked by similarly priced OCZ Z-Drives. I know they're different animals, but I'm just saying...
  • 2 Hide
    MrHectorEric , November 18, 2009 8:05 PM
    You're supposed to get a better deal when buying in bulk; so why is it ~$300 cheaper to buy two 512 GB than a single 1 TB?
  • 2 Hide
    Anonymous , November 18, 2009 8:11 PM
    festerovic"and the 1TB big daddy is around $3397"fail. My "badass" gaming rig didn't cost half that...

    At least they didn't use 1995 pricing.

    If they did, then that drive would have cost you an arm, a leg and your first born child!

    Never mind Drives, memory alone was going for at least $50.00 per MB.
  • 0 Hide
    mayne92 , November 18, 2009 8:11 PM
    MrHectorEricYou're supposed to get a better deal when buying in bulk; so why is it ~$300 cheaper to buy two 512 GB than a single 1 TB?


    RAID it up brotha! 0:-) (Still mad expensive however)
  • 11 Hide
    tipoo , November 18, 2009 8:30 PM
    *Kicks Moores law in the balls*


    WORK FASTER DAMNIT!
  • 0 Hide
    flamemaster , November 18, 2009 8:40 PM
    Any serious builder would not invest in these (unless they are tight on space). And instead, just Raid 0 together a bunch of fast 128GB 2.5" drives. The SATA 3Gb/s interface limits the collosus's speed to 375MB/s reads and writes (and even then they bench only 261 MB/s reads and writes). Tom's here has benched raid-0 Intel SSD configurations up to >1GB/s. At the rate SSDs are speeding up, the new SATA 6Gb/s (that's 750MB/s) interface is going to bottleneck the fastest SSDs by the time it becomes mainstream...
  • 1 Hide
    Doomsy2006 , November 18, 2009 8:51 PM
    Available in 120GB (128), 250GB (256), 500GB (512), capacities*
    Max Read: up to 260MB/s
    Max Write: up to 260MB/s
    Sustained Write: up to 220MB/s
    128MB Onboard Cache
    Dual-Controller design
    Seek Time:
  • -7 Hide
    Doomsy2006 , November 18, 2009 8:53 PM
    Available in 120GB (128), 250GB (256), 500GB (512), capacities*
    Max Read: up to 260MB/s
    Max Write: up to 260MB/s
    Sustained Write: up to 220MB/s
    128MB Onboard Cache
    Dual-Controller design
    Seek Time:
  • 2 Hide
    cekasone , November 18, 2009 9:04 PM
    hmmm....i'll still stay with my 300gb velociraptors in a raid 0 for now
  • 2 Hide
    doomtomb , November 18, 2009 9:07 PM
    WTH is this, $438 for 128GB? The 2.5" SSDs are cheaper for same capacity.
Display more comments