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

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • fulle
    Damn that's expensive. I guess I'm going to have to start selling drugs again.
  • festerovic
    "and the 1TB big daddy is around $3397"

    fail. My "badass" gaming rig didn't cost half that...
  • JofaMang
    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.
  • JofaMang
    already already = already ordering
    my bad
  • mayne92
    Wow, "big daddy" is ridiculously expensive! Most likely will see a "wish list" of reviews over at newegg soon...
  • 7amood
    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.
  • Regulas
    I'll take two 1Tb units and two 17" Macbook Pro's please.
  • wintermint
    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
  • lelias2k
    RegulasI'll take two 1Tb units and two 17" Macbook Pro's please.Except they don't fit in the MBP... ;)
  • Honis
    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?