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Actually, there are other 4TB drives available (heck, I've seen them up to 13TB and 16TB) but they cost one heck of a lot more. New product prices are higher mostly because the manufacturer has to make sure it recovers R&D and tooling costs although eager early adopter willingness to pay a higher price for the latest and greatest is somewhat of a factor.

It's the first consumer grade 4TB SSD isn't it?
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The price is still out of reach for me, but it's a huge move in the right direction. I really want to get an SSD for my desktop to store everything on a single drive but I've had more SSDs fail than anything else. Been really hesitant to RAID up a bunch of smaller SSDs because of that, it just multiplies your chance of failure.

What SSDs have been failing for you? I've had the opposite results; none of the three SSDs I own have failed and are still going strong (but then, I own only Samsung 840 Pro—1—and EVOs—2).
     
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Actually, there are other 4TB drives available (heck, I've seen them up to 13TB and 16TB) but they cost one heck of a lot more. New product prices are higher mostly because the manufacturer has to make sure it recovers R&D and tooling costs although eager early adopter willingness to pay a higher price for the latest and greatest is somewhat of a factor.

It's the first consumer grade 4TB SSD isn't it?

True, but it actually has better specs than some of the others. Consumer grade here generally means it's more affordable.
     
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The price is still out of reach for me, but it's a huge move in the right direction. I really want to get an SSD for my desktop to store everything on a single drive but I've had more SSDs fail than anything else. Been really hesitant to RAID up a bunch of smaller SSDs because of that, it just multiplies your chance of failure.

What SSDs have been failing for you? I've had the opposite results; none of the three SSDs I own have failed and are still going strong (but then, I own only Samsung 840 Pro—1—and EVOs—2).

A little bit of everything. Most were in the original SandForce controller days. Eventually I just got tired of always doing RMAs and switched back to good-old Western Digital mechanical disks.

Surprisingly the longest-lasting SSD I ever owned was a remanufactured OCZ 50GB I paid about $30 for just to hold a Minecraft server. It finally died about a month ago after a couple years of light usage.
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Hmmm, 4TB SSDs now. I say the SSDs are nice for using main programs and such. But for holding big large data that mostly stays still, I think I stick to large HDDs since they are way cheaper for the major amount of my data. Finally got my hands on 6TB HDD to hold some of my data since I need the larger space, but actually want to get some 10TB HDDs to make a backup NAS.
     
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Hmmm, 4TB SSDs now. I say the SSDs are nice for using main programs and such. But for holding big large data that mostly stays still, I think I stick to large HDDs since they are way cheaper for the major amount of my data. Finally got my hands on 6TB HDD to hold some of my data since I need the larger space, but actually want to get some 10TB HDDs to make a backup NAS.

That's the best way to do it. I have only SSD's inside my computer but they are backed up to my NAS (2x6tb), the NAS also holds all of my media. Keeps all the spinning drives somewhere else and the media is easily shared to other devices and people (through the web).

I won't be changing storage up again until I get two 1tb NVME M.2 drives. Then I can donate my sata ssd's to a machine in need.
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I've never actually had an SSD die but I've only ever owned the two Samsung models I currently own and Crucial M4s.

The OCZ 'era' of failure I think was more due to the sandforce controller used at the time then SSD's themselves.
    
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That's the best way to do it. I have only SSD's inside my computer but they are backed up to my NAS (2x6tb), the NAS also holds all of my media. Keeps all the spinning drives somewhere else and the media is easily shared to other devices and people (through the web).

I won't be changing storage up again until I get two 1tb NVME M.2 drives. Then I can donate my sata ssd's to a machine in need.

Yep, that my plan. SSDs for the OS and main programs, but don't need no crazy TBs for that. Then build myself a NAS to hold the rest. Only problem, I need a big one. RAW photos, CD backcups, Blu-Ray backups, and digital art work can get up space super quick.
     
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Yep, that my plan. SSDs for the OS and main programs, but don't need no crazy TBs for that. Then build myself a NAS to hold the rest. Only problem, I need a big one. RAW photos, CD backcups, Blu-Ray backups, and digital art work can get up space super quick.

Indeed. If you are into digital photography/content creation the space gets filled up real quick and 4 disk NAS systems get pricey. I leave my NAS in raid 0 for maximum space and have USB external drives connected to it to back up RAW photos and videos, it's cheaper than a 4 bay nas (plus drives) and you can store the USB backup drives in a fireproof safe until it's time to back up again..
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4TB of SSD for the price of 6TB's of SSD, not exactly a bang up value.

I like my 850's but I don't need every last drop of SSD performance for games/storage. Cheaper SSD's (Mushkin Reactor) for game and file storage works just fine.

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All that flash and they chose a SATA connection...

SATA is just fine for storage drives.

Exactly!

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4TB of SSD for the price of 6TB's of SSD, not exactly a bang up value.

I like my 850's but I don't need every last drop of SSD performance for games/storage. Cheaper SSD's (Mushkin Reactor) for game and file storage works just fine.

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All that flash and they chose a SATA connection...

SATA is just fine for storage drives.

Even if you don't really need the speed, the reliability though...you can drop these or w/e and it doesn't make a difference.

So having a $1500 SSD choked to 20% of it's raw potential by an ancient interface is "just fine"? Lol ok. I'm sure running DDR3-800 RAM is just fine as long as you have enough of it!
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