OCZ announce 3.5" Colossus SSDs

"Available in capacities up to 1TB!"

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OCZs Colossus Series SSD is fast, and enormous
 
OCZ Technology Group have today released the Colossus 3.5" Solid State Drive series. Aimed at fulfilling both the performance and the storage needs of enterprise and high-end desktop users. For the first time it's possible to have the high performance of an SSD and the capacity of todays modern users.
 
The OCZ Colossus comes complete with an internal RAID 0 architecture that provides excellent performance, especially during common tasks such as the transferring of small amount of data when emailing or browsing.
 
“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.”
 
OCZ Colossus
 
When used with enterprise applications the Colossus SSD line reduces the performance bottlenecks that plague mechanical hard drive technologies and also reduces the heat and noise levels, translating to exceptional savings in energy and maintenance costs. To attract the enterprise clients even further it is equipped with the cost-effective multi-level cell flash technology to make it a viable option for those people hesitant to absorb the higher costs of competing products.
 
Speed has not been compromised when providing both cost-effectiveness and capacity, with read and write times as fast as the very best.
 
OCZ Speed
 
The Colossus SSD is available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB solutions. This accommodates a wider range of applications than current 2.5” SSD products and the 3.5” housing is a straight drop in for many existing systems. With 1.5 million hour MTBF and backed by OCZs 3 year warranty and dedicated technical support, users can purchase knowing their investment is secure for the long term. OCZ can also offer customisation options if you require tailored hardware and firmware solutions.
 
Amazon currently list the 1TB version at $3571.99.
 
Read the full specifications at OCZs Colossus product page here
 
Got a spare 3500 dollars? Drooling over finally having the speed of SSD and the capacity of HDD? Discuss in our forums here
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08-11-2009, 23:43:27

Philogogus
Hello,

I am having a computer problem that I want a second opinion on. I was innocently playing WoW, and all of a sudden my display starts artifacting. I CTD, then glance down at the status bar. It said my driver stopped working... then restarted. So I try to play again... and the exact same thing happens.

So I uninstall and reinstall my video drivers... and it does it still. So I remove and reinstall DirectX 9.0c and 10... still the same problem. So I power off completely... during boot I notice there are now green artifacts (vertical lines) on my mobo boot logo and blue dots before my graphics card initializes Direct3D.

So, in a last act of desperation I format my PC and reinstall Windows Vista 64 (I was at Windows 7 x64). The problem still occurs on boot (obviously...) and I can't even get DirectX to initalize properly in the OS. I can still crank my resolution up to my monitors native level, so my card is at least partially working.

Have I completely and totally proven that it is a hardware problem or is there something else I can try?

Thanks in advance!

09-11-2009, 00:55:26

monkey7
Sounds like artifacts, which would mean your graphics card is buggered.

Do you have any other card to test with? Even if it's just a cheapo PCI or onboard graphics chip.

10-11-2009, 16:02:43

Philogogus
Thank you for the response. It was indeed a dead card, I took it out and my onboard works fine. Luckily, I have a BFG so they are going to replace the card for free :D

10-11-2009, 19:52:42

sammytomjohn
let us know what they replace it with for you! you might get a free upgrade :)
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