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Seagate 20TB 7200RPM Drive

BenGarrison
JumpCloud Alumni
JumpCloud Alumni

For $500 does anyone think this is worth it? 20TB is a lot of storage but I feel like SSD prices have come down so much that getting multiple SSD drives might be costly, but offer better performance. Thoughts?

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rlyons
Rising Star I

Performance is not even a starter. If you need IOPS, you go SSD. Cost be damned. But there are two facts: You can't beat the density/$ of spinning rust and never underestimate the data transfer speed of a truck full of tapes.

JCDavid
Rising Star II
Rising Star II

Depends on what you're trying to accomplish. We used SSDs in my department to (i) boost old PCs to extend their lifespans (ii) doing so as part of a program to phase out Windows 7 as it neared its EoL. Cloud storage helped any issues with lack of "space": desktops synced with OneDrive or iCloud. That's also a good thing in the event of loss of theft or even employees hoarding knowledge. I'm all for transparency and sharing, unless there's some sensitive stuff involved. Not a good buy due to slow I/O.