I am currently debating with myself whether I can make the Reform finally be “that laptop that allowed me to stop carrying ridiculous numbers of external drives.”
I’m looking at some NVME drives on the webs, and buying a 4TB drive seems feasible. Of course, these are all geared towards high-throughput scenarios, but I’d rather want them for things like my photo collection
* (1.2TB and growing…) so rather slow-moving data. Frankly I’d be okay with an HDD for this or a SATA SSD, but NVME it is, so I’m cool with that.
Now, the biggest drive I see in the Confirmed Working NVME Drives thread is 2TB. But I looked at the PCIe wikipedia page and such, and I don’t see a fundamental reason why bigger ones shouldn’t work. Is there anything I’m missing?
I realize there are compatibility issues somehow sometimes, hence the other thread. But quirks aside, is there a reason why the Reform couldn’t handle for example a Western Digital WD_BLACK SN750 4TB?
* Yes, I am aware that an SSD might not be an appropriate place for something like a photo collection, but I do make backups to spinning rust and other places, and so I’m okay with the residual risk.