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OCZ releases 1TB SSD

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Aug 2009 14:18 User comments (22)

OCZ releases 1TB SSD OCZ has announced the launch of their Colossus solid-state drive (SSD), which will offer an impressive 1TB of storage space.
The drive will be aimed at consumers needing an external drive and will be specifically marketed to gamers, due to its extremely fast speed and high capacity.

ComputerWorld says the drive will use a Indilinx controller and will "come with two or four controllers depending on the capacity, and can be configured for internal RAID 0 for increased performance."

Each controller is a virtual drive, running off a seperate RAID controller.

The drive has "a maximum sequential read rate of 261MB/sec and a maximum sequential write rate of the same rate."
"The initial results we have tested show that the Colossus really excels in the small file random reads/writes,"
an OCZ spokeswoman said, via CW.

Now however, comes the only catch, the extreme price tag. A standard 1TB 3.5" HDD costs between $70-120 depending on model and make. The Colossus will run you $2200 USD. Maybe a thing to consider before throwing it in that new rig you have been making.

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22 user comments

15.8.2009 17:16

Good luck finding many consumers willing to spend $2200 for 1TB.

25.8.2009 19:54

It will probably be another 10 years before larger capacity SSD will even approach affordability. These types of drives are really only viable in the corporate world. I know the military is big on using solid state drives since they are much more rugged than hard drives. It is doubtful the average gamer would even consider paying 2200 on something like that. Only the ones you hear about in the news who play games for a living would be interested as they are the ones with enough money to be continually upgrading their system to make sure they have the latest and greatest (or have sponsors who get the equipment for them).

35.8.2009 22:40

hmmm...$79.99 for regular 1tb or $2200 for a SSD 1tb...? i think i save alot more for just to have it regular wouldn't you think? SSD are useless to me

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 05 Aug 2009 @ 22:41

45.8.2009 22:50

Originally posted by Ryoohki:
It will probably be another 10 years before larger capacity SSD will even approach affordability. These types of drives are really only viable in the corporate world. I know the military is big on using solid state drives since they are much more rugged than hard drives. It is doubtful the average gamer would even consider paying 2200 on something like that. Only the ones you hear about in the news who play games for a living would be interested as they are the ones with enough money to be continually upgrading their system to make sure they have the latest and greatest (or have sponsors who get the equipment for them).
not really the military makes Mass Storage using HDDs as well as Mass Backups. they really pride themselves on there Communication center.

55.8.2009 22:53

I think the people who will willing to use SDD are pretty much just the companies or government people, but to normal teenage, families, I dont think is necessary to use SDD

65.8.2009 22:59

Originally posted by Hyasuma:
I think the people who will willing to use SDD are pretty much just the companies or government people, but to normal teenage, families, I dont think is necessary to use SDD
SSD would be good in an Primary OS installation, using an HDD As an application source

75.8.2009 23:05
varnull
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I have dabbled making silent micro pc's using ssd for the os and boot.. no need for more than 500mb's with normal sticks for the data dump areas.. I can't honestly see any need at all for this amount of ssd storage.

85.8.2009 23:11

Quote:
Originally posted by Ryoohki:
It will probably be another 10 years before larger capacity SSD will even approach affordability. These types of drives are really only viable in the corporate world. I know the military is big on using solid state drives since they are much more rugged than hard drives. It is doubtful the average gamer would even consider paying 2200 on something like that. Only the ones you hear about in the news who play games for a living would be interested as they are the ones with enough money to be continually upgrading their system to make sure they have the latest and greatest (or have sponsors who get the equipment for them).
not really the military makes Mass Storage using HDDs as well as Mass Backups. they really pride themselves on there Communication center.
Yes, their stationary computers use hard drives...but there are applications where an SSD is the only viable option. The extreme vibrations and shocks associated with battle and with navigation of post-battle conditions will kill an ordinary laptop hard drive very quickly.

This drive might also appeal to many film companies; it has the capacity to record 1080P video with nearly lossless compression. A pair of them could record 1080P in a completely lossless compression for over an hour!

96.8.2009 10:32

Originally posted by varnull:
I can't honestly see any need at all for this amount of ssd storage.
No one will ever use more than 640K....yeesh, why limit yourself??

The more the merrier I say...That's the way dad did it.

Price will drop, new and better technology will be developed and those consumers with more money than brains will pay top dollar for it. The price will drop, new...etc etc etc...

106.8.2009 11:58

in 5 year time frame I think something like this will be in the 200-300 range.

116.8.2009 13:36
dorkydork
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Did you guys hear about the new 64GB SD cards? Would these be fast enough? Could you boot off these mofo's and then add more as needed?

126.8.2009 13:39

Originally posted by dorkydork:
Did you guys hear about the new 64GB SD cards? Would these be fast enough? Could you boot off these mofo's and then add more as needed?
Most of the SSD drives I have seen are soemthign like this

Quote:
PQI DK9640GD2R000A03 2.5" MLC Internal 64GB SATA II Solid state disk (SSD)

- Read: 154.1 MB/s
- Write: 90.8 MB/s
- MTBF: 1,500,000 hours
So that 1TB one is almsot twice as fast.

136.8.2009 13:40
varnull
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You can boot off a 32mb card if your boot files are small enough.. and add as many as you want.

It's a stupid price..way too high.. I don't even know why we are wasting our time talking about something none of us are stupid enough to waste our money on... remember these things don't have anything like the number of read/write cycles in them as a hdd does.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 06 Aug 2009 @ 13:42

146.8.2009 13:43

Originally posted by varnull:
You can boot off a 32mb card if your boot files are small enough.. and add as many as you want.
Ya but USB is ass slow, USB3 will be better but its not a sata/ide/pci/pci-e connection it sucks anal cakes.

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156.8.2009 13:50

Not to mention EMP, you can recover data on a HDD but once the SDD breaks down thats all she wrote.

166.8.2009 13:51

Originally posted by DXR88:
Not to mention EMP, you can recover data on a HDD but once the SDD breaks down thats all she wrote.
So its not like flash where the data is there but you can't write to it anymore?

176.8.2009 14:00
varnull
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When ssd fails it's dead.. for good.. usually comes up as no device and theres no way at all to access it... no prospect of data recovery.

Guess what. I build micro machines which boot from ssd cards.. the start/boot time is faster because there is no spinup time and I run them on ssd-ide interface cards NOT usb.. n00b. Check what you are talking about before shooting your mouth off.. I wouldn't use usb1 or 2 for a boot device.

186.8.2009 14:08

Quote:
Originally posted by DXR88:
Not to mention EMP, you can recover data on a HDD but once the SDD breaks down thats all she wrote.
So its not like flash where the data is there but you can't write to it anymore?
Not that i'm aware of, it might but i doubt it.

196.8.2009 14:12

Originally posted by varnull:
When ssd fails it's dead.. for good.. usually comes up as no device and theres no way at all to access it... no prospect of data recovery.

Guess what. I build micro machines which boot from ssd cards.. the start/boot time is faster because there is no spinup time and I run them on ssd-ide interface cards NOT usb.. n00b. Check what you are talking about before shooting your mouth off.. I wouldn't use usb1 or 2 for a boot device.
Flash and SSD are 2 different things you mentioned 32NB flash.... and yes I am a noob...well.... I think I have evolved to a hack but there again I fail either way . :P

They also have soem flash sata stuff but I bet an OS would chew through it ASAP 0-o

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207.8.2009 1:21

"They also have soem flash sata stuff but I bet an OS would chew through it ASAP"

Yeah, a SATA flash drive is called an SSD! What did you think we were talking about?

217.8.2009 9:54

Originally posted by KillerBug:
"They also have soem flash sata stuff but I bet an OS would chew through it ASAP"

Yeah, a SATA flash drive is called an SSD! What did you think we were talking about?
Forgive me but are not the fist SATA flash stuff real flash cards on a sata bus?

Like this
http://www.techchee.com/2008/12/09/ocz-t...b-flash-drives/


Then you have the newer tech for the SSD drives thus why they cost 10X as much as USB/SD based flash tech.

228.8.2009 8:46

No one will pay $2000+ for this.. um, right. ok.

back in 1996-98 a top end rig cost ukp4000+. People bought them.
People who hand built rigs, and had deeper pockets, thought nothing of spending the wonga out on a Matrox Millenium, Voodooo, and Adaptec 2940UW. And a 9gb drive to match. The drive cost in the region of ukp700... add in the cards, thats in excess of ukp1500.

Gamers who thought nothing of dropping ukp500 on a graphics card, because it was the fastest card this year/quarter/month, 'and they could' :)

This drive will sell. Not in huge quantities perhaps, but it will sell to end users, who want bragging rights/feel the need/have the cash. Heck, I dont need one, but if I had the cash I'd buy one right now.

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