Almost six months after their first sighting, the Colossus 3.5-inch solid state drives from OCZ have finally been announced. The 120GB, 250GB, 500GB and 1TB drives have an aluminum casing and feature MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory chips, internal RAID, two controllers and 128MB of cache memory, a SATA 3.0 Gbps interface, a MTBF (mean time before failure) of 1.5 million hours, and deliver read and write speeds of up to 260 MB/s.
"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."
The Colossus SSDs are backed by a three-year warranty and are said to start off at $300.