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Old 18th November 2009, 10:44   #1
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OCZ releases 3.5" SSD, aptly called: Colossus


OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and flash-based storage as an alternative to hard disk drives (HDDs), today released the Colossus 3.5” Solid State Drive (SSD) Series, designed to meet the performance and storage demands of high-end desktop users and enterprise clients. Available in up to one terabyte configurations, the Colossus Series marks a milestone in solid state drive technology, making it possible to have both high performance and high capacity in one solution.

“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.”
In addition to ample capacity, the OCZ Colossus delivers excellent performance made possible by an internal RAID 0 architecture. Excelling at small file processes during common tasks such as emailing, web browsing, and file transfer, Colossus allows for a state-of-the-art computing experience from basic to complex applications:


Colossus 3.5” SSD (120GB – 1TB)
Maximum Read: 260MB/s
Maximum Write: 260MB/s
Sustained Write: 220MB/s
Max IOPS (4k file size – random write): 14,000
For enterprise applications, Colossus SSDs not only diminish performance bottlenecks suffered by mechanical hard drive infrastructures, but reduce both heat and noise and provide a more durable alternative. This translates into exceptional energy-savings and reduced maintenance costs. Furthermore, the Colossus line is built with cost-effective multi-level cell (MLC) flash to make it a viable option for enterprise clients hesitant to adopt competing products due to the higher costs.

The Colossus SSD is available in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB solutions to accommodate a broader spectrum of applications than current 2.5” SSD products; the 3.5” housing is a straight drop in for many existing rack systems. The Colossus SSD series has an excellent 1.5 million hour mean time between failures (MTBF) and comes backed by a leading 3-year warranty and dedicated technical support, ensuring peace of mind over the long term. Additionally, OCZ offers unique customization options for OEM clients that may require tailored hardware and firmware solutions for their unique business.

http://www.ocztechnology.com/product...ata_ii_3_5-ssd

About OCZ Technology
OCZ Technology Group, a member of JEDEC, designs, develops, and manufactures ground-breaking, high performance memory and premium computer components, including solid state drives and computer power supplies. OCZ products are the first choice for enterprise and consumers needing high-reliability, premium-grade solutions. OCZ’s continually invests in R&D to continuously push the limits of performance, speed, and value for consumers, system integrators, and OEM clients. For more information visit our website at www.ocztechnology.com
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Because of the internal raid and the fact that the whole drive has to connect through one SATA cable, you would think they would have at least made it 6gb SATA instead of SATAII. Amazon is selling the 500gb drive for $1700, that 6gb upgrade couldnt possibly add that much more to the price.
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is there an SSD controller with 6G out there TODAY?
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amasing performance but totally out of whack price wise...
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There doesnt necessarily have to be. The 2 drives can connect to the raid controller at 3gb internally and the raid controller could connect at 6gb externally.. Im just trying to point out that this setup is an absolute bottleneck with the 3gb setup.. For less than the price of this drive you could get an enterprise class controller and 2 normal ssd drives and kill it in performence.
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amasing performance but totally out of whack price wise...
It could still be worth it. At my job, our production clusters are completely disk limited. These are 100 node clusters serving data off 2 1tb 15k SAS drives. If we could run just 10 nodes with these drives and still keep up with demand then they would pay for themselves. We are currently testing with 160gb Intel gen2 MLC drives. We have each node in a 10x cluster set up with 2 2drive raid0 arrays and they are killing everything else we have at this point.

EDIT: I meant to point out that it could still be worth it, but not on the 3gb setup as is. The Intel raid array we have set up now would kill this in performence. But we need more capacity than what we have on our test systems with only the 320gb arrays.

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