Question Team Group QX 2.5" 15.3TB SATA III 3D QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) T253X7153T0C101 $3199.99 (Worth it?)

VirtualLarry

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Team Group QX 2.5" 15.3TB SATA III 3D QLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) T253X7153T0C101 $3199.99

Spotted this at Newegg. Was unfamiliar with the "QX" series from Team Group.

Am familiar with their other drives, and use them in my budget gaming PC builds. (480GB SATA 2.5" SSD for $39.99? Yes, please.)

Still, a little nervous at dropping THAT kind of coin on a Team Group drive, of that size. (This is more a point of discussion, than I'm actually going to go out and get a drive that large.)
 

damian101

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I've seen the Micron 9300 PRO for cheaper, and that thing is much faster as it uses U.2 instead of SATA and also uses TLC memory. There also is a cheaper drive from Intel with QLC memory.
For those that don't have a U.2 port there are cheap adapters from M.2 or PCIe on AliExpress, U.2 is just 4 PCIe lanes with a special connector after all.
I personally wouldn't want my data on a single drive anyway, if I'd want 16TB SSD storage I'd use multiple drives and create a RAID volume. It's faster too, at least for sequential read speeds.
 
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15.3TB SATA SSD? Unless you (not you Larry, just in general) have a compatibility requirement, I'd want a faster interface. SATA is a little slow for such a large drive, and for bulk storage a HDD will be a lot cheaper.

I can't see this making much sense, unless you need really massive storage in a laptop (raw video?), and going somewhere external storage isn't practical. I'm open to suggestions if anybody has them.
 

Igo69

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Of course not way too expensive and what others mentioned unless $3100 is chump change for you. Also it is less than 15TB
 

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