After a lengthy wait, Taiwan’s OCZ Technology has finally released its new Solid State Drive that is Colossus in name and certainly colossal in nature, being the first SSD to offer up to one terabyte of storage. Aimed primarily at the desktop user, the Colossus SSD promises extremely fast read and write speeds of 260MB/s – but it comes at a cost.

Initially expected to be released when we first reported on it several months ago, the Colossus is among the first SSD's produced for desktops and promises to do away with the bottlenecks traditionally suffered by the myriad of moving parts found in hard drive infrastructures, as well as reduce heat and noise.

The 3.5” form factor of the Colossus is designed to be dropped into existing desktop setups and uses a SATA II interface and an internal RAID 0 configuration, boasting a 1.5 million hour mean time between failures (MTBF).

OCZ claim the Colossus delivers super fast maximum read and write speeds of 260MB/s, with a sustained write of 220MB/s, and early reviews have proved favorable.

The Colossus is available in four sizes - the 128GB and 256GB models are approx US$550 and US$1000 respectively, while a 512GB model costs around US$1600 and the behemoth 1TB model will set the buyer back around US$3300.

For more info head to the OCZ Technologies website.