15TB SAS3 SSDs $1500

MiniKnight

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These have come down in price so much. They're not the cheapest price/GB, but if you're wanting more storage and have a limited number of drive bays maybe these are worth it? 15TB on a single drive is a lot.

$1500 11 hrs left 0 bids
https://www.ebay.com/itm/15TB-Samsung-PM1633a-Enterprise-Class-SAS-3-0-12GB-s-SSD-2-5-3D-V-NAND-MLC/192984945490

Seller has a new one for $1800 and 11 hrs left 0 bids
https://www.ebay.com/itm/15TB-Samsung-PM1633a-Enterprise-Class-SAS-3-0-12GB-s-SSD-2-5-3D-V-NAND-MLC/192984945486

Different seller $1600 OBO
https://www.ebay.com/itm/HPE-15-36TB-15TB-2-5-12Gbps-SAS-SSD-Model-VO015300JWCNL-PM1633a/333269351559

Then there's this if you want to play the OBO game for more
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Open-Box-867212-002-HP-15TB-SAS3-12-0Gb-s-SFF-Enterprise-SSD-with-SC-Tray/264304779392
 
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No takers on the $1500 auction? That's 15TB SSD bois.

Thought you guys were extreme here man! :eek:

I kid, I kid. I wish upon many stars that I could afford this.

However, I must say $1500 can get you ALOT of good hardware. Heck, I can build an all SSD server with about 15TB of SSD drive space for $1500 moolah.

All parts on eBay, except SSD's:

X9SCM-F motherboard - $50
E3-1220 v2 cpu - $30
16GB (2 x 8GB sticks) ddr3 12800E ram - $60
1155 CPU cooler - $20
Power supply (used Seasonic 350 watt) - $30
2 x HBA cards (LSI 9211-8i or Dell H310) - $50
2, 3 or 4u chassis or cheap PC case - $50
Mellanox 10GB SFP+ Network Card - $20
15 x 1TB SSD's (about $80-$85 per drive) -$1200 (https://www.amazon.com/Inland-Profe...d&qid=1563398958&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1)

Total = $1500-$1550

Not much use for this drive yet bois....but if I wuz rich....maybe :.)
 
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Gene

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I have a future use for them but not yet. Hopefully prices come down even more.

I'm going to go the large ssd route when i get a big catamaran sailboat to live on in a few years. I'll be able to keep my storage, not susceptible to wave motion and super low power is needed. Low power usage is the name of the game. Musk needs to hurry up and get that low orbit sat network running for me
 

Lambdariver

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That's a great use case! Maybe throw squid on there to stretch the Musk-net bandwidth further

This is costly, but that density is oh so sweet. Would love to banish the spinning rust from my personal storage.... Seems like that future may be close
 

kapone

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<--Does some quick math.

Chassis = ~$2,000
Drives = 88 x 1500 = $132,000

Total after rounding, server etc etc = $140K
That gives you...1,320 TB = 1.3PB of all flash storage.

Actually, that's not too bad at all, and I lied. I can afford it as such, but the question is...what would I use it for? Caching solves speed issues, so....why?
 
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Evan

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@Gene for low power ssd you want sata or the newer read intensive NVMe versions, SAS is rather power hungry and also has that HBA needed power to be considered.

I went all flash storage at home though , just 4 spinning things left used for some backup. Given the price is really now coming down for flash I think it’s time it takes over for most roles.
 

Gene

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Good point about SAS it is power hungry. I have a few. Sata seems to be the sweet spot
 

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The funny thing is that when you break it down, it's just $100/TB, which is about the going rate for the cheapest of sata ssds. Some unreal capacity though 1.3PB--I'm sure at some point, the early Internet could have fit in that. :eek:
 
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