Samsung started the mass production of a solid-state drive with a volume of 30 TB. The PM1643 model broke the previous record: the new SSD is twice as large as the 15 TB drive released in March 2016. The...
Samsung started the mass production of a solid-state drive with a volume of 30 TB. The PM1643 model broke the previous record: the new SSD is twice as large as the 15 TB drive released in March 2016.
The developers applied the technology of 64-layer flash memory V-NAND based on 512 GB chips in order to create the most voluminous disk.
Samsung developers have not only increased the capacity, but also improved SSD performance. The disk is connected via SAS interface, which bandwidth is 12 Gbit / s. Disk reading performance is 400,000 IOPS with the speed of 2100 MB / s, and disk writing performance is 50,000 IOPS with the speed of 1,700 MB / s.
The engineers also have managed to keep the form factor of 2.5 inches, which is suitable even for laptops.
The new line of SSD-drives includes also smaller models: of 15, 8, 4, 2 TB, as well as 960 and 800 GB.
It is unlikely that in the near future there will be laptops or even powerful desktop PCs with a 30 TB SSD installed. So far, Samsung has not disclosed how much the novelty will cost, but it will definitely be several times more expensive than the previous 15 TB model, which cost $ 10,000 at the start of sales. First of all, the novelty is designed for companies and cloud systems.
Hardware manufacturers understand the potential of developing compact solutions for the corporate industry. For example, Intel introduced an economical and powerful Xeon D-2100 processor, focused on cloud services and storage systems.
Seagate Technology developed a 60 TB SSD in 2016. The company promised to start sales in 2017, but has not yet realized its plans.
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