Computex 2009: OCZ Introduces Colossus 3.5-in SSD in 500GB and 1TB capacities
Subject: Storage | June 1, 2009 - 11:16 AM | Ryan Shrout
The news is coming swiftly already at Computex with a stop by the OCZ booth a bit before the show starts. We found a lot of goodies hidden inside, not the least of which is a brand-spanking-new solid state drive called the "Colossus" for some obvious reasons.
First, it's size: the drive fits into the standard 3.5-in hard drive form factor we have been used to for years. Secondly, it's capacity: the drive will be available in 500GB and 1TB capacities in about 8 weeks.
As for performance, we were told to expect slightly lower speeds than the top end Indilinx Vertex hard drive though sustained speeds were listed as 265 MB/s for both read and write. Hopefully we'll be able to get some more performance data after a bit of time with the drive this week.
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