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    News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    And 16TB by 2016, as this 4TB SAS drive is "just the beginning".
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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    Unfortunately, even though the launch press release talked about affordability, we don't yet have a price for one of these drives.
    Hmmm.

    Rolls Royce recently made a diamond-encrusted car, and while they didn't announce the price, I rather suspect that might have had a certain .... premium .... to it, too.

    This does, though, perhaps bode well for future consumer devices. SSDs have long had two main drawbacks - limited capacity, and cost/GB. Looks like the first might be history.

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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    Less heat though is surely a good thing in todays datacentres?
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    getting 3 of the 8tb drives in my laptop would be fantastic. at some point the price will come down so that's a realistic option

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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    Even if they get the price down to 60p per GB, a 4TB drive is still going to cost around £2.5 k
    Last edited by Corky34; 05-05-2014 at 11:15 AM.

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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    It's quite good these are being released. Sure - they have a premium price tag, but it will start bringing down prices for other SSDs on the market (I believe the prices are already dropping which is nice..)

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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    Hmm, good that someone is using these higher capacity chips (these are the 256GB per package ones, only afaik used in mSATA/M.2 1TB drives) and in a field where someone might actually buy it, it'll drive down the price for everyone else

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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    I done some more looking at SSD prices per GB, it seem my information was outdated when i said 60p per GB.
    Prices on some are as low as 44p per GB now Still puts a 4TB SSD at around the 1k mark though.

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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    I done some more looking at SSD prices per GB, it seem my information was outdated when i said 60p per GB.
    Prices on some are as low as 44p per GB now Still puts a 4TB SSD at around the 1k mark though.
    These are enterprise drives. Remember, you need at least half a dozen to set up a raid 6 stripe set, ker-ching!

    But what does "Endurance (Random Workload): 1 – 3 DWPD (Drive Writes Per Day)" mean? For how many days, given the life is 5 years or until the endurance is used up.

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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    I done some more looking at SSD prices per GB, it seem my information was outdated when i said 60p per GB.
    Prices on some are as low as 44p per GB now Still puts a 4TB SSD at around the 1k mark though.
    Just to put things into context, I remember my IBM hard drive costing £10 per gigabyte when I bought my pc in 1998. I shall look forward to the day I can put reasonably priced high capacity SSDs into my system.

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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    I'm hoping 1TB drives will drop below £200 this year. I think it will happen.

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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    These are enterprise drives. Remember, you need at least half a dozen to set up a raid 6 stripe set, ker-ching!

    But what does "Endurance (Random Workload): 1 – 3 DWPD (Drive Writes Per Day)" mean? For how many days, given the life is 5 years or until the endurance is used up.
    I assumed it meant they warranty it for 5 years of 1-3 4TB writes per day, which is 7.3PB total writes worst case or 22PB best case. That endurance doesn't seem out of the ordinary on a per-cell basis. However, if you write somewhere above 7.3PB to it in a week they might not honour the warranty...

    Kinda vague sure but I think that works out nicely? I mean, having a look at an Intel SC3500 which isn't directly comparable but the 800GB model is warrantied for 450TB, scale that up and you get 2.25PB warranty if the drive were 4TB. Compared to the SC3700 though it's a bit short, 10 drive writes per day for 5 years, which is 8PB on an 800GB drive, I don't even wanna think about that scaled up.

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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    Quote Originally Posted by Top_gun View Post
    Just to put things into context, I remember my IBM hard drive costing £10 per gigabyte when I bought my pc in 1998. I shall look forward to the day I can put reasonably priced high capacity SSDs into my system.
    I remember buying a 338MB (yes, MB) ESDI drive .... for £1500. And the 20MB drives before that were about £300.

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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    I can remember buying an Amiga A1200 hard drive, think it was 40gig and was £250 on offer....
    So 2.5" IDE drive...lol
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    Think you might mean 40mb there 3dcandy, don't think an Amiga would know what to do with 40 gig lol!

    I also remember such a tiny thing, upgrading the A5000 from just one 38mb drive, too have two....
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    Re: News - SanDisk launches 4TB SSD, promises 8TB next year

    The other thing to bear in mind is that 10K SAS drives are not cheap by any means and a price of about 35p/Gb would roughly give parity with the mechanical drives.
    Factor in reduced heat and lower operating energy costs and that's going to be highly attractive to large enterprise customers especially if SANDisk can follow though on the promise to scale them up to 16TB in 3-4 years.
    I know we are looking at massive year on year data growth with mecahnical disks struggling to keep up the data density required for modern enterprise systems it seems to me that SANDisk are on to a winner.
    I'd say watch this space for the the other enterprise class disk manufacturors offerings coming this way soon.

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