Nearly 500 quid off an ssd!


#1

https://www.scan.co.uk/products/15tb-samsung-pm1633a-enterprise-class-sas-30-12gb-s-ssd-25-3d-v-nand-mlc-145mm-195k-iops

not as fast as an M2 drive, but you could argue (and probably should) that it’s intended for bulk storage.


#2

Surely you’ll need 5 to RAID them?


#3

minimum of 3 for a raid 5 array, though you’re right, 5 (4 active, 1 hot spare) would probably be the sweet spot.

best legit offer i’ve seen is a 1TB for 205 from amazon (mx300), but it’s the same range i paid 105 for a 750GB one, so i think i’ll keep holding off and pray nothing fails for now.


#4

15TB drive… I’d be able to load my entire Steam library on it.
…and still not play all the games I own lol.

How long would a 15TB drive take to rebuild?


#5

less time than shipping a replacement and re-downloading/restoring from backup no doubt.

it’s roughly a day to rebuild mine, though it’s both mechanical drives and speed limited so i can still get the necessary read speeds to use it while rebuilding.


#6

Ordered two. How could I not at a nearly £1000 saving?!


#7

agreed, that’s basically the same as just being given a grand.


#8

I wonder how many more they’d sell if they just said “Buy 2, get a free Nvidia 1080TI”…


#9

if you’re buying 2 of them i assume you already have multiple titans, but i suppose you could throw the 1080Ti in an htpc, or stick it in an old 2nd hand PC to give to an impoverished child.


#10

can i just have the grand with out spending any money then?