These should become considerably cheaper soon -- looking forward to the day when someone will ask "What's a Hard Disk" rather like the bemusement on some people's faces when you mention Floppy disks. !!!
Even in a NAS server these would be useful as you could store the whole thing in a box about the size of your router / cable box with ZERO or very small heat, so no fans etc and a lot less power consumption.
4 X 4 of these would make a very nice 16TB NAS server. Won't be too long now before this is realistically feasible without needing a lottery win or breaking the bank.
My only problem with the reliability reports of these sorts of things is that they use all sorts of things that the user can't really understand properly.
A CLEAR indicator like say a MTBF (Mean time before failure) would be far more useful than nr of IOPS or whatever.
A failure would be defined where the drive became unusable and data couldn't be recovered. Correctable I/O errors should send warnings so the drive could be replaced in a timely manner.
My experience so far with Consumer grade SSD's has been excellent -- I wouldn't currently have any problems replacing my HDD's with SSD's if the cost came down a bit.
Remember though you will still need BACKUP. !!! Begins to get a little bit difficult these days once you start messing around with 12 TB of data or more (multi-media etc). Seems you will need TWO complete machines !!!!!
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