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Samsung introduces high-capacity 4TB solid-state drives

/ 11:35 PM July 12, 2016
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A 4TB SSD may still be expensive today, but prices will eventually go down as SSDs become the mainstream computer storage media. Image Samsung

Solid-state drives (SSDs) are very fast but also very expensive. But that doesn’t stop Samsung from creating one that can hold 4TB of data and drain PC enthusiasts’ wallets.

The 4TB 850 Evo is a higher-capacity version of the 850 Evo series. Having reached the same capacity margin of traditional magnetic hard drives, the 4TB Evo can be made into the main storage device for a high-end computer system. The only catch is its $1,500 price tag, Engadget reports.

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Despite the extravagant cost, the introduction of a 4TB SSD is actually a good sign for the future of computer storage media. It won’t be long before high-capacity SSDs will become mainstream enough to be affordable for regular consumers in the same way that the industry transitioned from gigabyte hard drives to terabyte ones.

In the meantime, a fast lower-capacity SSD coupled with a high-capacity but slower traditional hard drive will remain the build of choice for computer enthusiasts for a few more years to come.  Alfred Bayle

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TOPICS: 4TB SSD, 850 Evo, Samsung, solid state drive
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