Proving that where there's a will, there's a way, these days higher-end desktop replacement laptops can beat mainstream gaming desktops on general-purpose computing performance, graphics performance, and even RAM capacity. But what about storage? For those with deep pockets, Eurocom now offers built-to-order notebooks with up to 28 TB of raw solid-state storage.

In its arsenal, Eurocom has two 17.3-inch DTR laptops — the Sky X9C and the Tornado F7W — that feature three M.2-2280 slots for SSDs, as well as two 2.5-inch bays for SSDs or HDDs.  Customers requiring extreme storage capacity can now order three Sabrent Rocket 4 TB SSDs (Phison PS5012-E12, 3D TLC NAND, PCIe 3.0 x4) and two Micron 5100-series 8 TB SATA SSDs for a total of 28 TB of raw NAND flash (the usable capacity will be lower). The cost of such a storage subsystem alone is about $10,700 without installation and RAID configurations, but if you need it, it exists: you will just have to open your wallet.

In addition to five storage devices, the Eurocom X9C can also pack Intel’s eight-core Core i9-9900K CPU, 128 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM, and two NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics processors. A beefed-up configuration with 28 TB of raw NAND, a 4K panel, and other high-end parts will cost a whopping $20,500. Obviously, packing this amount of horsepower and storage capacity into a clamshell device is not a trivial task and requires usage of expensive components, so the price tag is not particularly surprising.

In addition to the Sky X9C and the Tornado F7W machines, Eurocom has other 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch notebooks that can accommodate more than one storage device. All of them can be equipped with a Sabrent Rocket 4 TB M.2-2280 SSD and/or a Micron 5100 8 TB 2.5-inch SSD to boost their storage capacity beyond that of a regular desktop, even though this is going to cost a small fortune.

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  • hennes - Sunday, February 16, 2020 - link

    If it runs at about the same as the Sky X7C (it smaller brother with only 2xMVME/2xSATA) it runs at a surprisingly cool 45C - 50C. One of the advantages of a nice large chassis with plenty room for hearpipes and larger fans. Reply
  • Tomatotech - Saturday, February 15, 2020 - link

    There's several 16TB SSDs available on the enterprise market. They're not on open sale, but I would expect an OEM like this laptop manufacturer to be able to source them. Reply
  • Willx1 - Sunday, February 16, 2020 - link

    Sorry not questioning you but 16 tb in the 2.5” form factor? Reply
  • Tomatotech - Sunday, February 16, 2020 - link

    2.5" SAS SSD , yes.
    https://www.scan.co.uk/products/15tb-samsung-pm163...
    https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/microns-new-15tb...
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  • Tomatotech - Sunday, February 16, 2020 - link

    Or even a 32TB SSD in 2.5" SAS for only £8,000:
    https://www.scan.co.uk/products/3072-tb-samsung-pm...

    Though AnandTech thinks 16TB is the realistic maximum:
    https://www.anandtech.com/show/14081/the-reality-o...

    It seems linked to rebuild time, which would take 9 hours for an 8TB drive at 500MB/s, and bring annual server uptime down to 3 nines from 5 nines. However, if a NVMe drive was 10x faster then maybe 80TB would be OK.
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  • Billy Tallis - Monday, February 17, 2020 - link

    Eurocom doesn't offer any 2.5" drive options thicker than 9.5mm, and those 16TB SAS drives are 15mm. They probably wouldn't fit. Squeezing in a SAS HBA would be pretty hard, too, because I'm not aware of anyone making small low-port-count chips for that market. An 8-port SAS chip is 23+mm on a side. Reply
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  • Eurocom Scam - Monday, June 15, 2020 - link

    Don't buy from Eurocom Ottawa, they well know scammers in Canada. They only sell laptops and ignoring all warranty situations, only asking to pay for the warranty. They are scammers and I filing legal investigation against them. Reply

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