Is there a 4TB TLC PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD?

lachdanan

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Hi,

I looked everywhere but I can't find any. I only see 2TB options. Do they exist? They are not that special no?


Thanks a lot.
 

sinisterDei

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Not yet, no. The Rocket 4 Plus has been announced that it is coming out in a 4TB capacity, but it hasn't been released yet. I would imagine the SN850 might follow suit.

Currently, have three variables:
PCIe 4.0
TLC
4TB

And you can pick any two you want, but not all 3. 4TB TLC PCIe Gen3 drives exist. 4TB PCIe 4.0 drives exist, but they aren't TLC. And of course PCIe 4.0 TLC drives exist, but they aren't 4TB.
 

lachdanan

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Thanks guys, then I will wait. I don't want to spend all this money and then not take advantage of pci-e 4.0 speeds. Not sure why they can't just release them the same time as 2TB versions, because 4TB is not a first time tech now.
 

shinotenshi

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I'm with you, I'm waiting for the 4TB version. it's a shame that WD doesn't look they are making a 4TB version of the SN850.
 

sinisterDei

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In my semi-professional opinion, the Rocket Q4 is a nice drive. I've got one of the 4TB models, and while it's not as fast as the Rocket 4 Plus it's still pretty dang speedy and outpaces most any PCIe 3.0 SSD. And it's available in the capacity you want. For me, right now at least, capacity is king as far as SSDs are concerned.
 

x509

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In my semi-professional opinion, the Rocket Q4 is a nice drive. I've got one of the 4TB models, and while it's not as fast as the Rocket 4 Plus it's still pretty dang speedy and outpaces most any PCIe 3.0 SSD. And it's available in the capacity you want. For me, right now at least, capacity is king as far as SSDs are concerned.
I can only say that when I went from a SATA-based SDD to a PCI4-based Sabrent, I saw noticeable improvements in Windows boot and program load times, plus large data files.
 

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I can only say that when I went from a SATA-based SDD to a PCI4-based Sabrent, I saw noticeable improvements in Windows boot and program load times, plus large data files.
Sata to NVME is going to be a somewhat improved difference but between 3.0 and 4.0 pcie NVME are negligible at best for 99% of use cases out there.
 

shinotenshi

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Sata to NVME is going to be a somewhat improved difference but between 3.0 and 4.0 pcie NVME are negligible at best for 99% of use cases out there.
i think this is true for the sabrent drives but not WD850SN, which is very optane like.
 

x509

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Sata to NVME is going to be a somewhat improved difference but between 3.0 and 4.0 pcie NVME are negligible at best for 99% of use cases out there.
You might be right, because it's not like I got a PCIE 3 M.2 drive to compare with my PCIE 4 M.2 Sabrent. But no matter. When I did the upgrade to the M.2 I was very pleasantly surprised.
 

sinisterDei

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I can only say that when I went from a SATA-based SDD to a PCI4-based Sabrent, I saw noticeable improvements in Windows boot and program load times, plus large data files.
I'm in the opposite camp. When I swapped from a SATA 850 EVO to my sk Hynix P31 I see really no difference in overall system performance nor game load times.
 
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