OCZ displays 1TB SSD, HTPC concept

COMPUTEX — Solid-state drive makers usually confine themselves to the 2.5" form factor, since those drives can slip comfortably into netbooks, notebooks, or full-fledged desktops. So does OCZ—usually. At Computex, we got a peek at the firm’s upcoming Colossus solid-state drive, which has a 3.5" form factor and a massive 1TB capacity.

OCZ told us the drive works in a RAID-0 configuration internally. That allows it to reach top sustained speeds of 265MB/s for both reads and writes. (The display label under the drive only says 250MB/s, though, somehow.) OCZ uses a JMicron RAID controller and a pair of Indilinx controllers hooked up to the flash.

As you’d expect, this thing won’t be cheap. OCZ intends to price the 1TB drive in the $2,500-3,000 range, although a cheaper 500GB variant will also be available.

On an unrelated note, OCZ was also showing off a prototype home-theater PC in its hotel suite:

This machine should feature an Nvidia Ion integrated graphics chipset and a Blu-ray drive. OCZ quoted a $300 price tag, although we didn’t get a clear response on whether that price includes Blu-ray or not. Either way, the final product will probably have a different look.

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    • _Sigma
    • 13 years ago

    better not bad talk it, all the OCZ forum members might show up again

    • zimpdagreene
    • 13 years ago

    Yea I think so also. The could have picked someone else. Shes like a ok but ah not there actress.

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 13 years ago

    I must be missing something, because I don’t see a $300 ps3. I do see a $200 xbox 360 though 😉

    • UberGerbil
    • 13 years ago

    Except that Sony had other issues on its agenda, most significantly winning the format war with HD-DVD. They were willing to lose a lot to win that; presumably by their calculations the payoff in royalties (on both media and players) would make up for the lost revenue due to lost marketshare (at least initially) in gaming. And — faced with just the Xbox — they probably would have been right… if not for the Wii coming along to pull the rug out from under their assumptions.

    • albundy
    • 13 years ago

    Transporter 3 FTW! …and it sucked thanks to her…

    • Grigory
    • 13 years ago

    Very fine point, good sir!

    • elegault
    • 13 years ago

    With a higher installed base, they would have sold a lot more games, which is where the real money is.

    • willyolio
    • 13 years ago

    and would have lost sony twice as much money, at least, if it had been priced at $300.

    • ew
    • 13 years ago

    No kidding. I’ve been ready to buy a PS3 at $300 for about a year now. What is Sony thinking? They must be satisfied with their current market share.

    • SPOOFE
    • 13 years ago

    … Which woulda sold twice as many units, at least, if it had been priced at $300.

    • Ruiner
    • 13 years ago

    Come back to my hotel room and I’ll show you my….HTPC.

    But seriously, was the Ion paired with a single or dual core Atom?

    • eitje
    • 13 years ago

    please see: PS3. 🙂

    • MadManOriginal
    • 13 years ago

    Without OS is probably a goot bet (despite my other post – Cyril should find out about the OS) doesn’t OCZ have DIY notebooks without OS? *Yup I checked, it is indeed OCZ.

    • MadManOriginal
    • 13 years ago

    Maybe he does not but if OCZ only sells it with an OS installed that wouldn’t make a difference.

    • Arag0n
    • 13 years ago

    You do not live at a country that people uses pirate OS at 89% of computers.

    • Farting Bob
    • 13 years ago

    Well that leaves $220 for everything else. It might be possible if they sell at as a barebones system without HDD or OS but i cant see that being too popular.

    • VaultDweller
    • 13 years ago

    Bit of a reverse halo effect going on here, I guess?

    Since when are Jmicron’s RAID controllers particularly bad? Are new now judging their RAID controllers based on their poor SSD controllers, even though Jmicron has been a primary supplier of on-board RAID chips long before they ever entered the SSD market?

    • shank15217
    • 13 years ago

    You can buy a blueray drive for $80. What makes you think $300 blueray HTPC is not possible especially a bundle?

    • cegras
    • 13 years ago

    Is there any alternative to JMicron? Silicon Image IIRC, and .. uh ..

    • TravelMug
    • 13 years ago

    Transporter 3 is a pile of dung.

    • BoBzeBuilder
    • 13 years ago

    The hot cake business ain’t doing so welll[

    • ub3r
    • 13 years ago

    Loljmicroncough

    • Farting Bob
    • 13 years ago

    Id be very surprised if $300 buys you a blu-ray HTPC. Most likely a DVD drive in the basic option. Although we can all hope.

    • Usacomp2k3
    • 13 years ago

    If the $300 includes Blu-Ray, it’ll sell like hot cakes.

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