These drives probably target the soho nas where you have "write once, read many times" workloads and don't need write amplification. For that market these drives are okayish.No power loss protection for a “red” SSD?
My day job is working at a MSP covering small businesses, and I can assure you that plenty of businesses still have less than 1TB of data. 4TB and 8TB drives are great and all, but the size of a Quickbooks file, Excel document, PDF, and other such business items really hasn't scaled up as much as drive capacity (SSD or HDD) in the past while.Why does anybody make a new 1 or 2tb sata m.2 ?
Well, SATA M.2 is still quite prevalent on the corporate NUCs (TinyMiniMicros) and as boot media on servers. It's also there to conserve PCIe lanes in case you don't want to use it for NVMe, and unlike NVMe, you don't need to strap heat sinks and thermal blocks on M.2 SATA drives since they tend to run cooler.Why does anybody make a new 1 or 2tb sata m.2 ?
Maybe 4tb would be interesting at a great price or an 8TB 7mm 2.5” again at a great price...
Otherwise why the market has moved on hasn’t it ? Either NVMe for fast or maybe some market left for high capacity and low power bulk storage but this is just a nothing release.
Yeah, but then, it's a bit of an in-betweener, isn't it? The DWPD/TBW value is not significantly better than the consumer drives that it competes against (Micron MX500 (cheaper, performs at roughly the same level but not as durable) or Samsung 860 Evo (more expensive, just as durable and slightly better performing) ), it doesn't have the significantly better DWPD or PLP features that enterprise drive has (Seagate Ironwolf 1100 (great but expensive) or Micron 5200 series (cheaper than the Ironwolf), and since it's SATA and not DRAM-less, they are all pretty much constrained by the SATA interface anyways.by the company that used smr in nas oriented hdds
Edit: And now without cynical comments.
These drives probably target the soho nas where you have "write once, read many times" workloads and don't need write amplification. For that market these drives are okayish.