When you think solid state drives, many adjectives might come to mind, but 'large' usually would not be one of them. OCZ is looking to change that bringing in some high capacity new SSD models, bringing 400GB and 480GB capacity drives to both their Vertex 2 and Agility 2 line.
Both the Vertex 2 and Agility 2 drives offer 250MB/s read and 240MB/s write speeds, and are SATA 3Gb/s. They also have TRIM support, and have a 3 year warranty.
With hard disk drives getting (as they always have) cheaper and cheaper for more and more storage, many hardware enthusiasts run critical files on an SSD, while have a larger HDD for raw storage space. With SSD drives increasing capacities to these new levels though, it'll be interesting to see how the landscape changes in the next few years. If you aren't someone who collects a lot of media (videos, musics, etcetera), than a 400GB drive should do you quite nicely.
"Solid State Drives have long delivered on exceptional performance and reliability but capacity has been a barrier to adoption for some clients," said the CEO of the OCZ in a press release. "Building on our popular Agility 2 and Vertex 2 SSD lines our new high capacity models give customers up to 480GB of storage space allowing them to enjoy all the benefits of SSDs with plenty of room for even the largest applications and files, making this the ideal solution for customers that place a premium on speed, reliability and capacity."
OCZ is leading the way into these high-capacity solid state drives, but you'll have to pay to get there: you are probably looking at over $2000 USD for the 400GB drives.