Samsung has just announced the launch of Samsung 850 EVO – 4TB – 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD drive that will start shipping on July 31st.
It was only a couple of years ago that the conventional HDD 4TB drives were almost pushed to the limit to accommodate the large storage. There has always been reliability issues as well with spinning drives, not to mention noise and heat. I personally had several 1TB and up drives fail both at places I worked and home.
In contrast, my SSD drives (albeit smaller in capacity), have proven to be reliable and I am yet to have one fail.
Speed of the SSD drives is amazing – it can really revitalize your personal computer, whether it is a laptop or a PC. However up until now, SSD drives were primarily used as OS drives with installed applications on it to speed up the overall performance while keeping the storage requirements low, since OS and programs don’t take as much space as data. The data on the other hand has been delegated to those noisy and large capacity HDD drives. With the new SSD drives becoming almost similar to size of the HDDs, it is a promising development and hopefully bring the current hefty price of $1500 to the price point of a home user as the adoption, volumes, and competition ramps-up.