1TB SSD drive coming soon, for a price

But if you don't want to re-mortgage your house for the 1TB Colossus drive, OCZ will also launch less pricey, lower capacity models

Memory maker OCZ has confirmed it will launch a new 1TB Solid State Drive (SSD) that will fit 3.5-inch drive slots later this month. Various gadget sites have been reporting on the rumors of the launch, and now the company confirmed that the 1TB Colossus SSD drive will be available in mid-August. Also confirmed: the drive will cost a whopping $US2,200.

Unveiled last month at the Computex expo in Taipei, OCZ's 1TB Colossus SSD drive is indeed colossal. The drive weighs 14 ounces, but is compact enough to fit into a standard 3.5-inch drive bay. Laptop users will have to wait for a smaller version, though.

OCZ's Colossus drive doesn't come cheap either. With a $US2,200 price tag attached, the 1TB SSD drive claims read speeds of up to 250MB/s and write speeds of 220MB/s over a SATA2 interface.

But if you don't want to re-mortgage your house for the 1TB Colossus drive, OCZ will also launch less pricey, lower capacity models. For $US300, you'll be able to get a 120GB version, $US650 will get you a 250GB model, and $US1200 will get the 500GB model, the company says.

OCZ also launched in April a similar 1TB SSD drive offering, but in a smaller form factor (with better writing speeds) and a bigger price of $US3,000.

SSD drives can deliver faster data access and lower power consumption over traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDD) But like in this case, the price for such a drive can be prohibitive for many users. So until SSDs will retail for a much lower price, don't expect the death of the HDD just yet.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags solid-state drivesOCZstorage

Our Back to Business guide highlights the best products for you to boost your productivity at home, on the road, at the office, or in the classroom.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Daniel Ionescu

PC World (US online)
Show Comments

Essentials

Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

Learn more >

Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

Learn more >

Mobile

Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

Learn more >

Exec

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

Learn more >

Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

Learn more >

Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

Learn more >

HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

Learn more >

Budget

Back To Business Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest News Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?