OCZ Colossus SSDs delivers up to 1TB of storage capacity

Posted on Tuesday, November 17 2009 @ 19:41 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
OCZ has released its Colossus solid state disk lineup for enterprises, these 3.5" models are available with storage capacities of 120GB, 250GB, 500GB and 1TB. The OCZ Colossus series features a dual-controller design with 128MB onboard cache memory and is housed in an aluminum casing. They have a 1.5 million hours MTBF and feature a 3-year warranty.

The 1TB model features read speeds of up to 260MB/s, write speeds of up to 260MB/s, sustained write speeds of up to 220MB/s and max IOPS of 13,350 (4K random). The other models have slightly different specifications, you can see their specs at OCZ's website. Pricing and availability is unknown, but 1TB of fast flash memory can't be cheap.
“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.”

In addition to ample capacity, the OCZ Colossus delivers excellent performance made possible by an internal RAID 0 architecture. Excelling at small file processes during common tasks such as emailing, web browsing, and file transfer, Colossus allows for a state-of-the-art computing experience from basic to complex applications:

For enterprise applications, Colossus SSDs not only diminish performance bottlenecks suffered by mechanical hard drive infrastructures, but reduce both heat and noise and provide a more durable alternative. This translates into exceptional energy-savings and reduced maintenance costs. Furthermore, the Colossus line is built with cost-effective multi-level cell (MLC) flash to make it a viable option for enterprise clients hesitant to adopt competing products due to the higher costs.

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