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Default Solid State Drives At Some Point ?

I have little to no experience with K servers but I wondering if there will be a switch to or offer optional upgrade to solid state drives at some point?

Certainly solid state is still much more expensive compared to mechanical drives but considering the income of the people who often buy K systems at least some would be willing to pay it.

Some may argue but even enterprise grade drives all fail eventually and will eventually need to be swapped out. Even with minimal usage they still seem to fail. Based on my personal experience and experience of many I know in the IT fields with their company and personal servers it becomes a real, but known, annoyance. For laptops and desktops it’s kind of a no brainer to use solid state. For the server side they just tolerate mechanical drives as they’re just cheaper to keep replacing then swap everything with solid date. For personal use for people with money to burn I would think they would want to minimize down time due to failed drive requiring a service call to replace and restore the lost movies.

Just a curiosity. Thoughts?
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I'd guess this is likely going to happen at some point. Flash is in a race to zero now that the majority of manufacturing woes are out of the way - least for now. However, given the size of the discs K use, I doubt any switch will be anytime soon, least not without serious (major?) $$ costs.

MTBF on the enterprise drives is still good but as an example I have an 8 bay Synology NAS with 3TB Seagate enterprise drives. In the 6 years I've had it I've had 3 drives report "replace immediately" degradation.
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The other two major limits would be wear-life, for the folks constantly deleting and downloading different content from the store, and how long you could keep a system out-of-service before the drives demagnetized.

That said, sticking a modestly-sized SSD in the chassis to handle the index, interface, and other system overhead could be quite beneficial.
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The other two major limits would be wear-life, for the folks constantly deleting and downloading different content from the store, and how long you could keep a system out-of-service before the drives demagnetized.

That said, sticking a modestly-sized SSD in the chassis to handle the index, interface, and other system overhead could be quite beneficial.
Understand the wear with SSD on writes which is my I was referring more to the Terra servers over the Strato's. I would think the Strato get far more deletes then Terra's, especially when I see people buying multiples to house their entire collection.
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4TB SSD drives are available for ~$500 (Samsung 860 series); I would love to replace the drives in my Premier server with them if only I had a way to initialize them...
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