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.
fail. My "badass" gaming rig didn't cost half that...
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.
The product is for hardcore enthusiasts ;x you know that there will be SOME people that will buy it despite the price