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

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JofaMang

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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.
 

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OVERPRICED...
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.
 

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[citation][nom]festerovic[/nom]"and the 1TB big daddy is around $3397"fail. My "badass" gaming rig didn't cost half that...[/citation]

The product is for hardcore enthusiasts ;x you know that there will be SOME people that will buy it despite the price
 

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[citation][nom]Regulas[/nom]I'll take two 1Tb units and two 17" Macbook Pro's please.[/citation]
Except they don't fit in the MBP... ;)
 

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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?
 

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Competitive sizes, yes, but in terms of performance it gets spanked by similarly priced OCZ Z-Drives. I know they're different animals, but I'm just saying...
 
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[citation][nom]festerovic[/nom]"and the 1TB big daddy is around $3397"fail. My "badass" gaming rig didn't cost half that...[/citation]
At least they didn't use 1995 pricing.

If they did, then that drive would have cost you an arm, a leg and your first born child!

Never mind Drives, memory alone was going for at least $50.00 per MB.
 

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[citation][nom]MrHectorEric[/nom]You're supposed to get a better deal when buying in bulk; so why is it ~$300 cheaper to buy two 512 GB than a single 1 TB?[/citation]

RAID it up brotha! 0:) (Still mad expensive however)
 

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Any serious builder would not invest in these (unless they are tight on space). And instead, just Raid 0 together a bunch of fast 128GB 2.5" drives. The SATA 3Gb/s interface limits the collosus's speed to 375MB/s reads and writes (and even then they bench only 261 MB/s reads and writes). Tom's here has benched raid-0 Intel SSD configurations up to >1GB/s. At the rate SSDs are speeding up, the new SATA 6Gb/s (that's 750MB/s) interface is going to bottleneck the fastest SSDs by the time it becomes mainstream...
 

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Available in 120GB (128), 250GB (256), 500GB (512), capacities*
Max Read: up to 260MB/s
Max Write: up to 260MB/s
Sustained Write: up to 220MB/s
128MB Onboard Cache
Dual-Controller design
Seek Time:
 

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Available in 120GB (128), 250GB (256), 500GB (512), capacities*
Max Read: up to 260MB/s
Max Write: up to 260MB/s
Sustained Write: up to 220MB/s
128MB Onboard Cache
Dual-Controller design
Seek Time:
 
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