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# 208315 6-Feb-2017 21:42
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So I saw this and I was wondering if anyone would actually consider such a option, I know you get the PCI-E options but this is SATA and a model we generally always use in building PC's, of which I built one recently with a 1TB, so it's only a matter of time until this comes down in price? 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1716215 6-Feb-2017 21:52
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I'd like an 8 bay NAS filled with those...






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  # 1716220 6-Feb-2017 22:25
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That's nothing :-)

 

I seriously specced up a machine for a [can't talk about it yet] thing at work and the SSDs alone were $240k in total.

 

At that point, I must admit, I had a big chuckle about Dells pricing and decided to figure out a cheaper way to accomplish [thing].

 

But yep - 4TB SSDs are available - for the moment though, the enterprise ones are so eye-wateringly expensive I wouldn't even be able to spend someone elses money on them. (Dell want over $15k EACH for some of their big SSDs)

 

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  # 1716249 6-Feb-2017 22:50
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Talkiet:

 

That's nothing :-)

 

I seriously specced up a machine for a [can't talk about it yet] thing at work and the SSDs alone were $240k in total.

 

At that point, I must admit, I had a big chuckle about Dells pricing and decided to figure out a cheaper way to accomplish [thing].

 

But yep - 4TB SSDs are available - for the moment though, the enterprise ones are so eye-wateringly expensive I wouldn't even be able to spend someone elses money on them. (Dell want over $15k EACH for some of their big SSDs)

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would we be able to get a photo?


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  # 1716260 6-Feb-2017 22:58
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lNomNoml:

 

Talkiet:

 

That's nothing :-)

 

I seriously specced up a machine for a [can't talk about it yet] thing at work and the SSDs alone were $240k in total.

 

At that point, I must admit, I had a big chuckle about Dells pricing and decided to figure out a cheaper way to accomplish [thing].

 

But yep - 4TB SSDs are available - for the moment though, the enterprise ones are so eye-wateringly expensive I wouldn't even be able to spend someone elses money on them. (Dell want over $15k EACH for some of their big SSDs)

 

Cheers - N

 

 

 

 

Would we be able to get a photo?

 

 

Trust me, it would be as boring as you could get. It was a Dell server, off the shelf, maxxed out with RAM and SSD. Looked just like a $7000 server despite being well north of quarter of a Mil :-)

 

What would be more interesting would be the traffic profile off it, and no, I am not allowed to share those! (I wish I was!)

 

 

 

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  # 1716299 7-Feb-2017 07:41
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Geektastic:

 

I'd like an 8 bay NAS filled with those...

 

 

You'd need a ten gigabit network to take advantage, and even then using a NAS would slow it down compared with having it locally attached.


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  # 1716300 7-Feb-2017 07:42
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Talkiet:

 

I seriously specced up a machine for a [can't talk about it yet] thing at work and the SSDs alone were $240k in total.

 

At that point, I must admit, I had a big chuckle about Dells pricing and decided to figure out a cheaper way to accomplish [thing].

 

But yep - 4TB SSDs are available - for the moment though, the enterprise ones are so eye-wateringly expensive I wouldn't even be able to spend someone elses money on them. (Dell want over $15k EACH for some of their big SSDs)

 

 

Did you RAID them all together? What did you use for that - some kind of third party RAID card?


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  # 1716304 7-Feb-2017 08:28
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I put 3 960 gig sandisks in raid off the intel onboard for the boot and application drive and it ends up slower than 2 of them did which is a shame. Also bitlocker seems to really hurt on the intel raid more than it does on a standard sata connected drive.





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  # 1716331 7-Feb-2017 08:56
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Talkiet:

 

That's nothing :-)

 

I seriously specced up a machine for a [can't talk about it yet] thing at work and the SSDs alone were $240k in total.

 

 

 

 

games.spark.co.nz ? :D

 

 





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  # 1716391 7-Feb-2017 10:27
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More like gcsb.spark.co.nz


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  # 1716394 7-Feb-2017 10:29
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or speedtest.spark.co.nz

 

That's important! :p

 

 


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The day these come down in price is the day I'll finally be able to store all of my Steam purchases on the one SSD :P 


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  # 1717136 8-Feb-2017 11:41
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I'm showing my lack of tech knowledge here but I went shopping for a portable hard-drive the other week and I was surprised to  learn most are still HDD. 

 

I assumed SSD with no moving parts would be so much more appropriate for a portable application.  There were a few SSD units available but they seemed to be the minority and pricey.





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  # 1717146 8-Feb-2017 12:21
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Yeah, external SSDs are silly money.

 

Absurd when you can get a USB3 to msata case with UASP for about $10, that a pre-made drive costs so much more than the cost of the case and a msata drive.





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