SSD prices are falling like stones to the bottom of the pool

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Dann Corbit
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SSD prices are falling like stones to the bottom of the pool

Post by Dann Corbit » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:33 am

Fast Sata III SSD for $100:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... -_-Product

Absurdly fast PCIe M.2 gumstick SSD for $145:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... -_-Product

Not absurd to imagine 7 man tablebase files on PCIe SSD, if you can find some system to hold that many sticks (about $3000 for the SSDs).
I have seen cards that will hold 4, but you would need something special to hold 20 sticks. I saw an article on such a thing once, but it may have been some custom built cage for an ultra high-speed server room. I can't find the article any more.
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Re: SSD prices are falling like stones to the bottom of the pool

Post by Milos » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:44 am

Dann Corbit wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:33 am
Fast Sata III SSD for $100:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... -_-Product

Absurdly fast PCIe M.2 gumstick SSD for $145:
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product. ... -_-Product

Not absurd to imagine 7 man tablebase files on PCIe SSD, if you can find some system to hold that many sticks (about $3000 for the SSDs).
I have seen cards that will hold 4, but you would need something special to hold 20 sticks. I saw an article on such a thing once, but it may have been some custom built cage for an ultra high-speed server room. I can't find the article any more.
Nothing strange, QLC is getting into full swing, everyone is trying to empty stocks of TLC.

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