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The age of hard drives is over as Samsung cranks out consumer QLC SSDs

Charles 9 Silver badge

"Whereas I suspect that for the cost of these 4TB SSDs you will be able to fill a 5 bay nas with 4TB mechanical hard drives and still have some change"

Hmm, I'd like to see some numbers. 4TB rust drives run about $100 or so each depending on the specs, then there's the NAS box itself (which has about a $100 baseline, too) where price and quality vary considerably from device to device. So that's a minimum $600 right there.

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