Western Digital Starts Offering WD Blue 4TB-SSD

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Good news for consumers that would like a nice big 4TB SSD in the 2.5" form factor as Western Disgital now follows Samsung by offering one. It started listing at several shops for roughly 550 Eu...

    Western Digital Starts Offering WD Blue 4TB-SSD
     
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    er557 Master Guru

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    The price point seems quite high, for everyday media and games storage needs this drive targets(certainly not OS, is it?), one might buy a larger cheaper spinner drive and cache it with a small ssd such as with intel rst or primo cache software.
     
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    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    That's going to give you reasonably good sequential write. Reasonably good mixed random access/write.

    But it is not going to deliver good sequential read, which is likely most common activity 4TB drive is going to do.
     
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    Little by little price fall down, over 1000 last year and now around 600 buck for main stream consumer... it's good :)
    Few more less and it will be good for everyday use.
     

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    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    On other hand it will not be it's duty, it is not intended to this use.
     
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    If it is storage drive, one does not necessarily need 500MB/s write and read.
    If it is for applications, content processing, then it would be necessity.

    I surely would consider 2TB SSD for games. But instead I'll likely get 1TB M.2 as it will read ~3 times faster in 2nd M.2 slot on MB.
     
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    Not really as Samsung, Intel was only one sell 4tb drive and they where well over 1K not to long ago there always the 2tb model which way less even you got pair of them hope by end of year they be another 50% less, you could always go to Icydock and pick one there tray-less cages 2.5 that go all way up 16 bay but there expensive but very useful for small form factor case and that not counting concept products that they working on you check it out.
     

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