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Several manufacturers are now offering 14TB hard drives, with each in a race to beat the other with more space and power.
Clearly, hard drives leave SSDs standing with regards to huge data storage and cost to acquire.

The use for huge hard drives must be limited, with one of the top applications being HD video.

The other problem is, of course, you'd need at least two of those drives for redundancy and security of data.
It also occurs to me that the energy usage would be significant if these drives are deployed in significant numbers, but, fewer high capacity drives might save energy from having lots more smaller capacity drives.

I don't have HD video to record, so I doubt i'd ever fill up a 14TB drive before it failed, so i'll stick with the smaller drives in the NAS.

As for reliability, tempting fate here, over the years i've had relatively few failures, although that might be related to the fact that i've upgraded many drives to higher capacity, certainly before a failure has occurred.

For general use, SSDs seem the way forward, if only the cost could come down a little faster.
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6 months ago Samsung announce 30TB SSD storage: [theverge.com...]

And ExtraDrive offers a 100 TB SSD: [thenextweb.com...]
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The problem there is they are unaffordable.
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The SSD I was using for backups on my desktop work machine (including 3 large websites with thousands of files, hundreds of videos, etc) is 3TB and cost me less than $100 USD a couple years ago; probably cheaper nowadays.

The software that came with it included compression. I always kept 3 weeks of backups and stayed at about 17%to 22% of capacity.

Point being, I got a lot of stuff on that thing.
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I went drive shopping this weekend in a Japanese electronics district. 3TB SSDs cost more than a new PC. Where did you find a $100 3TB SSD? Or did you leave off a "0"?
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It's been over 2 years, but I think it came from eBay. It has a "WD" on the top and on the bottom is "made in Thailand" in English & other language I don't read. I think it may be even be older because the USB chord appears to be USB1.
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That's probably not an SSD, but a Western Digital external USB drive that contains a spinning platter in an enclosure. You can get those storage amounts for around that price range. A couple of years ago even a 2TB SSD would have been quite expensive.
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...external USB drive that contains a spinning platter in an enclosure.
It says Portable SSD and there is nothing spinning, but regardless it works great. I think I bought it for my Dad and he later sent it back to me saying he had no use for it. I use it for weekly backups.

I might have paid more than $100 for it. Just seems like it was about that amount (wouldn't want to spend too much on my Dad.) I do see the newer ones are USB 3.1 and are much more expensive.
 

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