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    World's first 13TB SSD

    It's expensive and more geared for business but sizes are coming up.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/30218...tml#tk.rss_all

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    Unbelievable! What else can I say??

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    That's just silly! Buy a bunch of 2TB units and stick them in a RAID array - you'll get a server included for less.

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    Isn't the reference to "SATA-6" incorrect? AFAIK no such standard exists. SATA-3 runs at 6 GBps so that's what they probably mean.

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    For $13,000 it's not worth it, it would be too big to fail, regardless of whatever fabulous warranty they might offer.
    I would think one would have a better chance of retrieving data off of mechanical storage drives than one insanely huge SSD.

    SSDs are OK for use as both a primary drive and a temporary "encoding" drive, but they (imo) should not be relied upon for mass storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    SSDs are OK for use as both a primary drive and a temporary "encoding" drive, but they (imo) should not be relied upon for mass storage.
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    Why are they not OK for mass storage? They are reliable, long lived and fast, where's the downside?

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    SSDs tend to die catastrophically when they do die.
    Unless I'm mistaken, it's much much harder to retrieve data off them once they do go belly up.
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    I knew we used backup for something.

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    Good 1 Paul!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    SSDs tend to die catastrophically when they do die...
    What bases do you have for that statement?

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    ...Unless I'm mistaken, it's much much harder to retrieve data off them once they do go belly up.
    AFAIK it's too soon to say whether it's "much harder to retrieve data off" SSDs rather than HHDs in any general sense.

    Personally I have not yet had cause to attempt data-recovery from an SSD (but have several times successfully recovered data from SD cards and USB thumbdrives).
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    You beat me to it; saw the same at ExtremeTech. Has some caveates, but still, they reached this threshold before platter harddrives did so maybe this also means soon SSDs will actually be cheaper than platters.

    http://www.extremetech.com/computing...rrived-at-13tb

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    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    For $13,000 it's not worth it, .
    Gold is cheaper and lasts forever. I am guessing only entities w/ more $$ than reason would go for it ( or and extremely specialized and unlikely use). I am thinking of a couple governmental agencies, they don't spend real money, just what is collected in taxes...

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    Hey Y'all,

    My bet would be on Lucas Films for rendering the next episode of Star Wars...they need that kind of FORCE!
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    I think that one of the main reasons for reluctance to using/suggesting SSDs for archival storage is that there are questions regarding consistency of data retention when left powered off for long periods, some subtypes might have different retention characteristics depending on storage temperatures, etc.

    We know we can seal a HDD/magnetic tape in a bag and it'll be good for several years, we know that bit-rot sets into some CD types much earlier than others, SSDs are still too new to be readily classified.

    Another reason must be cost/GB.

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