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1 Tera Byte (TB) Solid State Drive Released

4243_r OCZ Technologies has released its new series of 3.5-inch solid state drives named Colossus .These new generation drives are available in up to one terabyte (1TB) of storage space.

Colossus is made with multi-level cell or MLC flash, & is manufactured in size of 128GB, 256GB, 512GB & 1TB variants. The product is backed by a three-year warranty.

These drives can be customized according to the needs of OEM clients who may require tailored hardware & firmware solutions for their hardware.

At present OCZ Colossus 128 GB version costs $438; 256 GB at $820; 512 GB at $1530; and the 1TB big daddy is around $3397, according to Xbitlab’s Froogle search.

What is a solid-state drive (SSD?)

A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data. An SSD emulates a hard disk drive interface, thus easily replacing it in most applications.

Benefits of SSD over Traditional HDD

A solid-state disk or drive (SSD), also called a flash drive, is the next generation hard disk.

  • The average seek time is less with no moving parts, making the SSD very fast.
  • As it is sold-state, the architecture of an SSD does not use disks at all, hence the drive  has no mechanical parts to malfunction, & does not generate any sort of heat.
  • SSD’s are lighter than standard hard disk drive, very power efficient, and totally silent.
  • SSD’s are more durable. If dropped or struck hard it is unlikely to be damaged.

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