OCZ colossus 1TBSolid-state drives keep evolving into larger capacities, but the price tags on the roomiest drives are still exorbitant. In recent years, SSDs have gone from luxury to something you can afford in your home computer. When comparing SSD pricings relative to conventional hard drive capacity, most manufacturers still ship new computers with the latter.

Especially for higher-capacity SSDs the prices are still too high for most home users, but for companies with data centers that require excellent performance as well as lots of storage space, larger SSD variants may still be worthwhile. OCZ is aiming to meet that need with its 3.5-inch form factor (desktop size) Colossus series, where the largest drive now has room for a whole terabyte of data.

The Colossus 1TB drive is currently available at more than $600 below retail.

Drive Specs:

  • NAND Flash Components: Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND Flash Memory, Interface: SATA II 3.0Gbp/s, Cache: 128MB, Form Factor: 3.5 Inch form factor
  • Life Expectancy: 1 million hours Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF), Reliability: ECC: BCH with 8, 12 or 16 bits correctable, Product Health Monitoring: Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology
  • Operating Temperature: 0C – 70C, Storage Temparature: -45C – +85C, Shock Resistance: 1500G, Certifications: RoHS, CE, FCC
  • Max Read: up to 260MB/s, Max Write: up to 260MB/s, Sustained Write: up to 220MB/s, 4k IOPS (QD:32): 15,000 IOPS, Seek Time: 0.1 MS
  • Power Consumtion: Idle: 4.3 Watts Active: 7.1Watts, Performance Optimization: Background Garbage Collection