SanDisk Goes Big, Launches Industry's First 4TB SAS Solid State Drive

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Arnulf

"trule replacement"

Really?

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chaosdsm

Three things to remember here...

1> This is a Serial Attached SCSI drive, not a SATA drive

2> This is an enterprise level drive... IT IS NOT MEANT TO BE A CONSUMER DRIVE...

3> Currently available SanDisk Optimus SAS drives run between $1.50 & $3.00 per GB - just head over to Provantage & search for SanDisk Optimus....

MSRP on the 4TB will likely be between $9,999 & $12,999 & I'm guessing closer to the $12,999 range.

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Engelsstaub

Holy crap. I wouldn't mind having one or more of these...

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Guisano

If you have to ask, you can't afford it . . yet

stay tuned

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Innomasta

They would have to make sure they keep these SSD's in a permanent read situation as I can imagine a data center running up the write cycle limits of these drives.

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AFDozerman

They may be hoping to "disrupt the market", but the price-to-GB ratio is still going to be inferior to disks. This might be good for caches, though.

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Ninjawithagun

If you really need 4TB of SSD storage, the best affordable consumer option would be to buy four 1TB SSDs and run them in RAID 0. The Samsung EVO 1TB SSD sells for $460/each...$460 x 4 = $1840...still less than then predicted $2500 retail price of the SanDisk 4TB Optimus MAX ;)

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AFDozerman

I can't imagine a data center running anything in RAID 0.

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IntelFanatek

Lol, yeah. No freaking way you would want to risk that much data! RAID 10 or RAID 6, even RAID 5 is too risky for terrabytes of data!

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TommM

The fact that they're targeting business data centers gives you an idea of what the cost will be. I'm guessing in the $2500 range.

Still want a couple, though. :D

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FrancesTheMute

Let's hope I win the Powerball tonight! I needs me some 4TB SSDs!!!