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What’s the Point of 14tb harddrives?

Why are harddrives made to this size if harddrives have more rates of total drive failure and slow speeds?

 

And does the Harddrive speed matter if it’s an SSHD?

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1 minute ago, Alienware 15 R2 said:

Why are harddrives made to this size if harddrives have more rates of total drive failure and slow speeds?

 

And does the Harddrive speed matter if it’s an SSHD?

Because some people need a $h!t ton of storage and cant afford that much storage capacity in NVME or SATA drives. 14TB of SATA ssd is like 10x more expensive than 14tb of hard drive.

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High storage density can save on space and lessen the number of ports or controllers needed. 

A sshd only caches some of the data and is only faster in some situations over a traditional hdd. 

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So an SSHD is basically just a HDD but with a few megabytes of Flash Storage?

 

 

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Just now, Alienware 15 R2 said:

So an SSHD is basically just a HDD but with a few megabytes of Flash Storage?

 

 

Few GB, like 8GB at best.

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They’re not really for home computers.  Business people can need that kind of data storage though.

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29 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

They’re not really for home computers.  Business people can need that kind of data storage though.

Actually, there are people with home computers (like me) that can use that amount of storage.

 

Advantages include needing fewer SATA ports for the same amount of storage and fewer drives needed.

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One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of one's data so backup your data! And RAID is NOT a backup!

 

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28 minutes ago, Lady Fitzgerald said:

Actually, there are people with home computers (like me) that can use that amount of storage.

 

Advantages include needing fewer SATA ports for the same amount of storage and fewer drives needed.

I would differentiate between having a computer at home and home computing.  Home computing would be family snapshots, some tax records, some games, a bit of genealogy, homework for the kids, light stuff.  There are serious photographer/videographers, programmers, IT admins, and businessmen and whatnot that have computers in their home.  Not really the same thing though.  I got a tenant who keeps computers in his home.  A bunch of old suns, and stuff. He’s a security specialist and admin.  He wants to put a server rack in one of his closets.  Only thing stopping him is getting enough electrical power and cooling in there.  I wouldn’t call what he does home computing.  I got another old friend I don’t see much anymore who used to run a small ISP out of his basement.  He had multiple server racks in there.  Fast switches, a power cleaner, etc..  that wasn’t home computing either for all that it was in his basement along with his electric guitars and cat boxes.  Last I heard he was moderately high up at wind river.  Years ago now.  Don’t know what he does these days.

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two 14TB HDD in RAID 1 can be used to do a backup off an 9 x 2TB in RAID 6 machine. in case you don't want your backup to be tied to some machine. Or to be abble to just slide out one 14TB and take it with you on vacations with all your data...

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I want a large relatively fast storage on a single volume, that can also be carried around easily when travelling. 2 16TB drives in RAID0 in an external box is ideal, so that's what I have now.

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7 hours ago, Bombastinator said:

I would differentiate between having a computer at home and home computing.  Home computing would be family snapshots, some tax records, some games, a bit of genealogy, homework for the kids, light stuff.  There are serious photographer/videographers, programmers, IT admins, and businessmen and whatnot that have computers in their home.  Not really the same thing though.  I got a tenant who keeps computers in his home.  A bunch of old suns, and stuff. He’s a security specialist and admin.  He wants to put a server rack in one of his closets.  Only thing stopping him is getting enough electrical power and cooling in there.  I wouldn’t call what he does home computing.  I got another old friend I don’t see much anymore who used to run a small ISP out of his basement.  He had multiple server racks in there.  Fast switches, a power cleaner, etc..  that wasn’t home computing either for all that it was in his basement along with his electric guitars and cat boxes.  Last I heard he was moderately high up at wind river.  Years ago now.  Don’t know what he does these days.

I'm retired, don't have a home business, and I have accumulated enough data--personal records, photos (snapshots), music, movies, etc.--over the years to occupy much of four of the five 4TB desktop drives I have. Other people may be gamers, photo and video hobbyists, etc.

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One has to be proactive, not reactive, to ensure the safety of one's data so backup your data! And RAID is NOT a backup!

 

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Also having it all on one drive (While riskier) looks way better in a PC then 4+ Drivers of other sizes. I make backups of all my devices in my household (mine and my wifes) as well as digital backups of important files, and run our home media server with backups of all our TV shows and Movies. I am currently at 5+ TB give or take. So two drives (for backup) looks better in my PC than 4 4tb Drives 

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