3.5 still the way to go for capacity?

TeeJayHoward

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Looking to upgrade my NAS from 48x2TB to something like 10x12TB. However, I'm seeing stuff online about 128TB SSDs. Is it worth still running spinning rust these days, or should I hop on the solid state bandwagon?
 

Overblod

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Price difference between SSD and HDDs is still VERY HUGE... specially for high capacity... But is money is no object then there is no reason to go mechanical... there are 2 and 4tb SSDs available
 

TeeJayHoward

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So these large-capacity SSDs I'm reading about aren't readily available? Cool. I'll stick with the ol' SAS stuffs. Thanks guys!
 

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Is redundancy as important with solid state drives as it is with mechanical? I'd imagine the failure rate is a lot lower.

Even if it's not, a 2TB SSD is the same price as a 12TB enterprise drive, $350-$400.
Anyone recommending a solid state 120TB NAS can buy me one too!

If a 2TB SSD is $350 then a 12TB one is gonna be stupid expensive. I don't even want to guess. Five grand? Ten?
 

TeeJayHoward

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Anyone recommending a solid state 120TB NAS can buy me one too!

If a 2TB SSD is $350 then a 12TB one is gonna be stupid expensive. I don't even want to guess. Five grand? Ten?
Closest I found that is actually available was a 15TB Seagate drive which is $25K. I'm buying 12TB spinning disks later tonight. I'm not against spending more if the value's there, but I'm just serving movies to my media center. I don't need massive IOPS.
 

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Closest I found that is actually available was a 15TB Seagate drive which is $25K. I'm buying 12TB spinning disks later tonight. I'm not against spending more if the value's there, but I'm just serving movies to my media center. I don't need massive IOPS.
You can actually get Toshiba 14TB HDDs now, but the values not there yet. Amazon Link

If you have the room, 8TB drives still hold the best value.
 
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So these large-capacity SSDs I'm reading about aren't readily available? Cool. I'll stick with the ol' SAS stuffs. Thanks guys!

A number of them are, like the 15TB Sammy PM1633a, but be ready to shell out something like $10k for a single drive. Larger drives are available from other mfgs, but these are not consumer retail parts you will pick up on amazon.
 
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