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Memory and storage specialist OCZ has unwrapped its latest SSD and it's a biggie: the Colossus packs in 1TB of solid-state storage. The price is enormous, too: $3572 (£2123/€2392) for that terabyte capacity, though cheaper (sort of) 500GB, 250GB and 120GB versions are available for the less well-heeled. OCZ Colossus OCZ's …

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Read/Write

Looks to me like the (severely) limiting factor there is the SATA speed.

This is the big downside to doing RAID 0 "in the box" rather than taking the conventional approach. Backing this up, I see that OCZ also do a 1TB SSD with internal RAID 0 as a PCIeX8 card in their "Z-Drive" range and that apparently kicks out 870/780 on Reads/Writes with sustained write at 600.

Not too much more expensive either. Let's face it, if speed's important enough that you can justify chucking over two grand at a disk, you can probably run to a few hundred more for that sort of performance hike.

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My hard drive is bigger than yours

So now can all those of us who do not suffer from a "My hard drive is bigger then yours" get some of the sane price/capacity drives supposedly in the pipeline like the OCZ consumer drive which is supposed to compete with Kingston 40G V series.

Where is it.? It would probably make my Christmas shopping list even in the austerity budget...

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Well Done Chaps

Well done !. Now get the price down to sixty quid so us peasants can afford to buy it.

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Appropriate name

"Colossus" describes both its capacity and its price tag.

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Why?

The problem with the drive for ever bigger capacities is that you struggle to find lower capacities. At home I have several desktops and laptops around the house, all with massive, empty hard drives in the 160-320gb range. All the non-transient data is stored on a high capacity file server. Bring back the cheap 40gb drives (80gb for a dual-boot system).

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WTF?

For (almost) the same price you can get:

for the same 2,4 kEur you can get

8x 128GB Supertalent SX SSD and

1x 8port LSI megaraid 9260-8i

Wich is a tad bulkier but gives you an PCIe 8x attached SSD array with 1,5Gbytes of write cache (128MBytes on each drive and 512 on the controller).

Anyone willing to hazard a guess which one is faster?

...and if you don´t need the 1TB ssd you can either scale down to a four drive array or use a 70Eur 1,5TB Spinpoint F2 like everyone else.

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