Why not > 5TB internal HDD drives for laptops?

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Yah. That's what I will probably do to replace my 4 TB HDDs, someday, when prices come down.
You could look into a mobile DAS as well. I wouldn't be surprised if there are some neat portable 2.5in or M.2 mini DASes where there are 2 or 4 of each run into a RAID with TB or USB ports
 

philb2

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You could look into a mobile DAS as well. I wouldn't be surprised if there are some neat portable 2.5in or M.2 mini DASes where there are 2 or 4 of each run into a RAID with TB or USB ports
I'm the OP. This thread brings out the best in [H]. Good, smart, useful suggestions. This thread got me thinking about the two 4 TB external drives I schlep around with me when I travel. They are heavy and take up a lot of space in my laptop bag. What about replacing them with NVMe sticks in an external enclosure? Small? Check. Light? Check? Good performance? Check. Enough capacity? Check. Affordable? Absofreekinlutely NOT.
 

ND40oz

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I'm the OP. This thread brings out the best in [H]. Good, smart, useful suggestions. This thread got me thinking about the two 4 TB external drives I schlep around with me when I travel. They are heavy and take up a lot of space in my laptop bag. What about replacing them with NVMe sticks in an external enclosure? Small? Check. Light? Check? Good performance? Check. Enough capacity? Check. Affordable? Absofreekinlutely NOT.

2TB m.2 drives aren't that expensive anymore especially if you need the speed and the random iops.
 

philb2

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2TB m.2 drives aren't that expensive anymore especially if you need the speed and the random iops.
I was wondering why one NVMe drive external enclosure is limited to 2 TB. Anyone know why? I can't remember if I saw this product on Newegg or Amazon.
 

trandoanhung1991

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I was wondering why one NVMe drive external enclosure is limited to 2 TB. Anyone know why? I can't remember if I saw this product on Newegg or Amazon.

I haven't seen this info anywhere. It shouldn't be a thing unless the OS doesn't support it by default, which judging by the number of 4TB external HDDs I doubt this is the case.

In any case I'd grab a USB 4.0/TB enclosure + 2 cheap 4TB NVME SSDs and call it a day. Bring along a philips head for transfer of drives.
 
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