Samsung launches world’s largest SSD with 30TB storage

Published on February 21, 2018

Samsung has taken the wraps off the world’s most massive solid state drive. While the storage device may appear small in size, it boasts of a whopping 30.72 terabytes of storage. This introduction is the first time that such an amount of room is crammed up in a 2.5-inch form factor. The storage design is reportedly designed primarily for enterprise customers, who are looking to move away from the use of standard disk-based hard drives.

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As for its specifications, the PM1642 is built out of 32 sticks of 1TB NAND flash packages. Each of these packages consists of 16 layers of 512GB V-NAND chips, which represents enough space to hold up to 5,7000 HD movies or roughly 500 days of non-stop videos.

This storage space is twice the capacity of the former most massive SSD drive, i.e. 16 terabyte drive. Samsung released the 16 terabyte drive in March two years back. No one seemed to have come anywhere close to where Samsung was standing except for Seagate. The storage device manufacturer had apparently developed a 60 terabyte SSD drive. However, it came in a more significant 3.5-inch form factor and ran on the demonstration technology.

Another drive that was recently introduced was the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) drive. It is known to offer an impressive sequential read and write speeds of over 2,100MB/s and 1,700MB/s. This innovation is three times the speed of an average SATA SSD one would find in a consumer desktop or laptop.

It is pretty similar to Samsung’s own SSD 850 EVO. The drive is quite robust. Therefore, it makes the functionality of heavy activities pretty seamless. The South Korean technology giant offers a five-year warranty, which is splendid for one full drive writes per day. Samsung hasn’t announced exactly when they plan on putting their journey out for sale.

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