Why have we hit a wall with 2TB Capacity NVMe SSDs?

Discussion in 'Hardware Components and Aftermarket Upgrades' started by Spartan, Nov 30, 2019.

  1. jaybee83

    jaybee83 Biotech-Doc

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    ...and thats why manufacturers are currently already looking to serve us silly stuff like PLC in the future :eek:
     
  2. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    My plex server would love 15TB SSD storage lol
     
  3. jaybee83

    jaybee83 Biotech-Doc

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    i for one will sure be happy for several years now with 9.5 TB ssd space :)

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  4. rlk

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    With the ever-decreasing number of drive slots in laptops, there's an ever-increasing need for higher density. Cloud storage is too expensive and too slow when one's working with many terabytes of data (not to mention the ever-present risk of provider changing their ToS or even entirely eliminating many such services).
     
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  5. Deks

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    Drive slots have increased if anything in laptops what with inclusion of m.2 drives.
    Smaller and cheaper laptops will probably have less drive upgrade options than larger ones.
     
  6. rlk

    rlk Notebook Evangelist

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    But M.2's have less capacity than 2.5's. The largest currently available M.2-2280 that I'm aware of is 2TB; the largest 2.5" is 7.68TB.
     
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    kingofswag187 Notebook Deity

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    4TB
     
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  8. rlk

    rlk Notebook Evangelist

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    But those are just starting to become available, while 7.68TB 2.5" have been around for quite some time.
     
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  9. Mr. Fox

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    The availability is severely limited, but it does exist... @yrekabakery provided a link to one.
    1TB is today what 256GB was 4 or 5 years ago... entry level capacity for an OS drive. I won't waste my money on a drive smaller than 1TB. It's inadequate for storage. 256GB is a joke. I don't even know why they waste resources manufacturing them. That should be typical capacity for a USB thumb drive.
     
  10. ole!!!

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    256gb optane dimm MRSP cost $2500 rofl.

    imma have to wait for micron to give some competition to intel or go with 2x 128GB sticks for ~$1200.
     
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