[Hot] Micron 8TB SSD for under $800

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Only 800? lol I can wait until the price hits 200 ISH.....I do already use the 2tb model and it works fine. Are you buying this for a super high end gaming laptop? Otherwise thats a big investment
 

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Only 800? lol I can wait until the price hits 200 ISH.....I do already use the 2tb model and it works fine. Are you buying this for a super high end gaming laptop? Otherwise thats a big investment
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe....
 

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this Ion sucks compared to the 5100/5200
Did some digging and found this today: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12744/micron-launches-first-qlc-nand-micron-5210-ion-enterprise-sata-ssd

TLDR: it's still leaps and bounds better than a spinner in every way, and even more so for capacity in a laptop.

As this will be for a several game libraries where read is much more important than writes, it will be more than simply adequate loading games like Skyrim and Fallout 4 (thousands of small file reads).

Now, if you plan on writing more than 4TB to the drive every day for 5 years, you would be better off getting the pricier 5200 series.
 

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Did some digging and found this today: https://www.anandtech.com/show/12744/micron-launches-first-qlc-nand-micron-5210-ion-enterprise-sata-ssd

TLDR: it's still leaps and bounds better than a spinner in every way, and even more so for capacity in a laptop.

As this will be for a several game libraries where read is much more important than writes, it will be more than simply adequate loading games like Skyrim and Fallout 4 (thousands of small file reads).

Now, if you plan on writing more than 4TB to the drive every day for 5 years, you would be better off getting the pricier 5200 series.
ps4 pro drive lol
 

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Are these drives good for storing family photos and pictures of pets?
Only if you need to load said photos really fast. Spinning media would still be a better option, as long as you have copies saved in a fire proof safe / off site.
 

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I remember I paid about that much for my first 256gb SSD (Samsung PM something something) when they first came out. So 8TB for that price does seem like a good price, though I don't know if in the age of NVME if it's worth pulling the trigger on anymore.
 

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Are these drives good for storing family photos and pictures of pets?
Yes, and access would be faster. However, at this price you can have 2x enterprise class 8tb hard drives and still have money to spare so it wouldn't be cost effective.
 

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For those of you who are going to buy this drive, be careful of its endurance. It is a very low endurance drive that's meant Hyperscale Datacenters (This is not meant to be a client drive but can be used as one). At 100% 4K Random Writes, this drive has an endurance of an extremely low .05 DWPD (.05 DWPD is 384GB of writes per day over 5 years, approx 700TBW over its lifetime, or approx. 91 complete drive rewrites). For some of those who are using this as a game drive, this endurance should be sufficient. But if your using this to constantly write data and write above that amount, use caution and be aware the drive may not last as long. See Microns Datasheet below (Paying attention to the shaded area in the chart):

https://www.micron.com/solutions/technical-briefs/micron-5210-ion-ssd
 
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For those of you who are going to buy this drive, be careful of its endurance. It is a very low endurance drive that's meant Hyperscale Datacenters (This is not meant to be a client drive but can be used as one). At 100% 4K Random Writes, this drive has an endurance of an extremely low .05 DWPD (.05 DWPD is 384GB of writes per day over 5 years, approx 700TBW over its lifetime, or approx. 91 complete drive rewrites). For some of those who are using this as a game drive, this endurance should be sufficient. But if your using this to constantly write data and write above that amount, use caution and be aware the drive may not last as long. See Microns Datasheet below (Paying attention to the shaded area in the chart):

https://www.micron.com/solutions/technical-briefs/micron-5210-ion-ssd
That's referencing a 100% random 4K write workload. To the best of my knowledge, that's something that a database center would worry about and not an average user where the larger 16K sequential writes have a DWPD of 0.8, and while my math is fuzzy at best, I believe that works out to over 10 petabytes of written data (and good luck actually doing that every day for 5 years to reach that number - it took me almost 2 days to copy over my 6TB game library via GigE).

Hell, even under your worst case 100% 4K random writes @384 gigabytes per day, that works out to 700 terabytes. Somehow I doubt anyone here would have that kind of workload for their personal use.

Also, seeing as how the difference from TLC and MLC was minimal, I'm not sweating the difference to QLC when there's this to look at (impressive drive size to amount of data written):

https://techreport.com/review/27909/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-theyre-all-dead/
 
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Oh thank god! I used to be too terrified to buy big hard disk drives because of unrecoverable read errors. But now I can finally buy big HDD's because I know I'm now supposed to be terrified of terabyte writes. Phew!
 

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Oh thank god! I used to be too terrified to buy big hard disk drives because of unrecoverable read errors. But now I can finally buy big HDD's because I know I'm now supposed to be terrified of terabyte writes. Phew!
Depending on what you're buying, that's still a factor. The unrecoverable read-error rate hasn't changed much if you're buying the wrong drive--check those specs!
 
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