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. tilleroftheearth

    tilleroftheearth Wisdom listens quietly...

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    @Mr. Fox, yeah, but that is when the gas-powered generators will be coming along to power the 'portable' desktops we'll need to use then to do real work. :)

    P.S. I hope your holidays were great too!
     
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  2. Padraig O Cuinn

    Padraig O Cuinn Notebook Consultant

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    Exactly just like the maxQ range

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  3. Casowen

    Casowen Notebook Consultant

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    You know speaking of SAS drives, why havent they effectively been a working successor to sata? Or at least a 2.5 nvme drive with 16+gb storage. 2.5 doesnt need to go away in full sized laptops, but it does need to evolve. U.2 is the term for 2.5 inch nvme I believe.
     
  4. rlk

    rlk Notebook Evangelist

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    I'd hope that workstation-class mobiles would do better than that, but given the direction of phones, the ThinkPad P73 with its non-user-replaceable battery, and the MacBook "Pro", it's all too likely that you're right.
     
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  5. rlk

    rlk Notebook Evangelist

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    U.2 would make a lot more sense than SAS, I'd think.
     
  6. Padraig O Cuinn

    Padraig O Cuinn Notebook Consultant

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    Zbooks have user replacable batteries
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  7. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    And, we are already starting to see ALIENWARE laptops with more than CPU and GPU soldered to the mobo. That is a really horrible sign of how bad things might get. This sort of thing is absolutely inexcusable, but I knew this would happen once the BGA cancer started to metastasize. A little bit of leaven leavens the entire lump of dough.
     
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    Starlight5 W I N T E R B O R N

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
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  9. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    As long as there are people willing to tolerate this filth, there is not a chance in hell that things are going to improve. The only way it will stop is for consumers to reject the insanity and cause the sale of this sort of rubbish to fail, but it's clear that's not going to happen. There are too many people that either don't know any better, or their tolerance for disposable trash is too great to serve the greater good.
     
  10. rlk

    rlk Notebook Evangelist

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    I think this goes too far. The number of people who will be interested in upgrading their CPU or GPU is pretty small. I've done it (on a Dell Inspiron 8000 and I don't recall whether I also did on an Inspiron 8200; for that matter, I also upgraded the display in the I8000) but these days the pace of CPU improvements is simply too fast to make that worthwhile for very long, since newer CPUs will need newer chipsets at least to take full advantage of their capabilities. There are at least some machines that cater to people who want to do this (some of the big Clevos); I hope that those options don't go away, but that's never going to be mainstream.

    I think a lot more people are interested in increasing the memory and storage capacity, and replacing the battery when it wears out. Again, that's probably not going to be mainstream consumer, but people who buy workstation type machines would have a more reasonable expectation of being able to do this.
     
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