Sabrent unveils the worlds first 8 TB NVMe SSD in m.2 format

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Shut up and take my kidney sabrent ! Jokes aside good to see 8tb nvme so the 2 and 4 tb models start dropping too
     
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    Well according to there website there 2tb pci-e 4 is $429 but the pci-e 3 version is 599 and the 4 tb pci-e 3 is $899 so it wouldnt surprise me if its over $2000, also by the time its formated it`ll be closer to 7tb
     
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    Did anyone find Sabrent m.2 ssd's in EU? Can't find it in Norway :(
     

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    Crazy. But in a few years, nobody will ever use spinning drives and we're either be running SATA or NVME PCBs. Good times ahead.
     
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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Theres plenty of use for disk drives with large video files and backups.
    Video has no need for fast storage and can be massive, It would be a waste of money using SSDs.
    I wont use an SSD for a backup, they fade faster.
     
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    Yes, for backup, might as well use a NAS or an external drive or something.
     
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    I welcome our new NVME speed/size overlords. It will make the peasant drives cheaper.
     
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    Every drive like this will eventually drive us towards this fast storage.

    I remember SCSI drives, out of most people's reach. Then some cool dudes had raptors in RAID. Again, most could only dream. Nowadays, most people run SSDs of some variety. Be it SATA or NVME. Most still use spinning drives for backup and storage (Plex, whatever you feel like).
     
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    I would love it on an TLC flavor. But probably it is impossible because you need more density so QLC is the answer. I'm still a little scary of QLC ssds life span. Probably this days QLC is as durable as any SSD
     

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    With so many 100gb+ games these days it's not as if size increase has happened quick enough for my liking.

    2tb and 4tb should be focused first since 8tb is gonna be for wealthy people for a good 3-4 years yet to come.

    Maybe in 2024 we will get decent 8tb NVME drives.
     
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    Stupid question, but are there SSD that are NVMe and are NOT m2 format.
     
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    Amazon.de at least is selling them.
     
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    PCI Express I suppose should go via NVME too as it's basically the same thing just a different connector for being a PCI Express (x4 I think.) add-in card.
    Think there's U2 as well in addition to M2 but I am not entirely in sync with all of these things and their progression. :D

    Impressive storage capacity though for this model!
     
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    I have to admit I never learned anything about the M.2 bus, but is it theoretically possible to make a riser card that fits into an M.2 slot and allows it to "see" one drive that's in fact made up of several, stacked, in some sort of RAID format? So for example, install the riser card into the M.2 slot, then plug in four 2TB drives into the card and RAID0 them into one 8TB drive? If you see my point. I guess the riser would have to have a RAID controller built-in that could be programmed. Anyway, back when I was a kid we used to stack RAM chips for a cheap upgrade.
     

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    Isn't the problems to do with re-writing the same cells (total writes) - with a drive this big, it would most likely be used for permanent file storage, so the cells mostly would be written only a handful of times or only once in life of drive!
     
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    Yes, there exists also u.2 format but i've never seen it yet on consumer grade motherboards or i missed any. Also there is pretty hefty choice of pci-express ssds, for example gigabyte has this kind of drives.

    I haven't seen any m.2 risers yet, i guess it is possible to make them and maybe there are on sale such things but... the closest thing i know fitting to your description are pci-express ssd cards. You plug such card into pci-express port and it has available few m.2 ports, usually 4 or more of them, so you plug in such ssds onto these adapters and drives work.
     

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