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post #31 of 147
I still don't see how SSDs or nVME can come even remotely close to the price/gb of hard drives.

A 2tb SSD costs $650 and a 2tb HDD costs $90. I don't see myself switching my 8TB NAS setup to SSDs anytime soon.
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NVMe is an amazing spec. Super fast SSDs for everyone!!! thumb.gif
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post #33 of 147
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Find me replacement for 20 TB of data.

Yay someone else gets it. So many want to compare low density drives where a decent % of the drive is not NAND or HDD platters. Compare 2TB and up and SSDs still have a lot of ground to cover until it approaches price parity. How many 3D NAND layers will have to be stacked to get 10TB at $500?? HDDs will have a market for a long time just like tape still does.
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Perhaps you mean that in the sense that newer SSDs that have NAND made on smaller nodes are potentially less reliable because of electron migration and other physics factors, but to say as a generalization that all older SSDs are more reliable than new ones isn't doing newer MLC drives and 3D MLC drives (like the 850 Pro) with better controllers and more reliable firmware justice in that regard in my opinion.

You're, right, I should have been more precise.
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Does this mean SSDs will get even cheaper?

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I have a 256GB 840 Pro as my main OS/app/Game drive, then a 128GB Intel 510 for games that are old or don't have high quality textures that need to be streamed fast and a 2TB WD Black for storage of my app/game installers, bench-marking tools, etc. Works for me as I do backup's to the cloud (have google fiber).

Would I like an nVME drive? Sure I would, but if I'm going to upgrade I want a TB for my main drive, so I'll just wait since my SATA's are fast enough.
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I told myself I would go full SSD once I could get a decent 2TB one for $300 even or less. They are currently in the $550-600 range, so we are getting there quickly smile.gif.
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As far as I know most SSDs "should" last most users 8-15 years, and at least far longer than HDDs today. Just need to get that $/GB down a bit more.
Until we have a 15years old consumer SSD that are running flawlessly. I will continue to believe HDD is more reliable.

there are plenty of us have HDDs that are as old as that. I have a 4GB quantum bigfoot it is still working today, 40GB Western Digital still working today.
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post #39 of 147
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Until we have a 15years old consumer SSD that are running flawlessly. I will continue to believe HDD is more reliable.

there are plenty of us have HDDs that are as old as that. I have a 4GB quantum bigfoot it is still working today, 40GB Western Digital still working today.

Even old SDDs are good for at least 2 petabytes. I can't believe there are still people concerned about SSD longevity. You'll be upgrading them long before they fail.
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Even old SDDs are good for at least 2 petabytes. I can't believe there are still people concerned about SSD longevity. You'll be upgrading them long before they fail.

 

Indeed I have an old 80gb X25-M with over 50tb's written to it and its from 2009 so 7 years give or take.

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