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OCZ Intros New 3.5-inch "Colossus" SSD

In keeping with this, OCZ today announced a 3.5-inch SSD dubbed Colossus. To be made available in the next two months you’re looking at 512 GB and 1 TB versions of the device. As for aesthetics, we're sorta diggin' the whole industrial look. All that aside, there’s nothing about pricing out there so we don’t know how much one of these things is going to set you back, but how much would you be willing to fork out?

  • njalterio
    I would not pay more than $300 for the best SSD. For that much money I could get a 300 GB Velociraptor and a 1 TB drive, which would also be a quite a bit more capacity. Wouldn't be quite as fast, but for what I do its more than fast enough.
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  • Tindytim
    I was wondering why I didn't see any 3.5" SDDs. Makes sense to me.

    Although, I never really wanted a SSD that large considering I'd only install my OS and some apps on it.
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  • Pei-chen
    I wouldn't pay more than $200 for any single piece of hardware in my computer so better keep this below $200 (fat chance). OCZ will ask for $1k+ for this.
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  • awaken688
    Glad to see they are getting there with the 3.5" drives. Also glad to see the sizes increase. For professional photo stuff, I am loving having fast hard drives speeds, especially for LR to fetch all its previews and stuff. I'd have to see the speeds, but if it is 2x as fast as a standard drive, I'd drop $200 on the 512GB model. Maybe $250. It is just trade-offs. The increase in system performance would have to be better spent than getting a $100 faster processor or video card.
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  • awaken688
    Glad to see they are getting there with the 3.5" drives. Also glad to see the sizes increase. For professional photo stuff, I am loving having fast hard drives speeds, especially for LR to fetch all its previews and stuff. I'd have to see the speeds, but if it is 2x as fast as a standard drive, I'd drop $200 on the 512GB model. Maybe $250. It is just trade-offs. The increase in system performance would have to be better spent than getting a $100 faster processor or video card.
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  • mirkos
    I believe that the average user wouldn't pay more than double whatever a usual drive cost. E.g. If a 200G disc cost 100$ He would pay 200$ for a SSD 200G. It's really nice to have high speed SSD but the cost must be relevant to the capacity and what most users can afford or are willing to pay.

    The good thing is that more SSD are coming out and the price are dropping. Soon we will be able to buy affordable 256GB SSD for OS and programs and we will have a second or external disc for data.

    Stay tunned!!!!
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  • BorisChechev
    How much would I pay? Maybe $300 if it got good reviews. But this drive isn't being made for me. I'm sure the server-farm people with corporate budgets are loving this device.
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  • spanspace
    I wont by an SSD till they come down the what the HD pricing structure is now. Memory is so cheap right now its ridiculous they are charging so much.
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  • sublifer
    Maybe $150 for the 512GB drive, but I'd like to say that I'd wait until it was $70 or so before I bought one but I know I'd probably buy it at 150 anyways. I just hope it has the Barefoot controller or better... no more lemon controllers!
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  • scooterlibby
    I'm no expert, but I guess my answer would depend on whether it's SLC and what memory controller they are using. Aren't those some critical issues that should be covered?
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