Samsung Unveils World's Largest 2.5-inch SSD With 30.72TB of Storage

Samsung Unveils World's Largest 2.5-inch SSD With 30.72TB of Storage

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Samsung has begun mass production of the world's largest capacity Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD) – the PM1643. With 64-layer, 3-bit 512-gigabit (Gb) chips, the 30.72 terabyte (TB) drive delivers twice the capacity and performance of the previous 15.36TB high-capacity lineup introduced in March 2016.

The larger drive was made possible by combining 32 of the new 1TB NAND flash packages, each comprised of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips. These super-dense 1TB packages allow for approximately 5,700 5-gigabyte (GB), full HD movie files to be stored within a mere 2.5-inch storage device.

In addition to the doubled capacity, performance levels have risen significantly and are nearly twice that of Samsung’s previous generation high-capacity SAS SSD. Based on a 12Gb/s SAS interface, the new PM1643 drive features random read and write speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS, and sequential read and write speeds of up to 2,100MB/s and 1,700 MB/s, respectively. These represent approximately four times the random read performance and three times the sequential read performance of a typical 2.5-inch SATA SSD.

“With our launch of the 30.72TB SSD, we are once again shattering the enterprise storage capacity barrier, and in the process, opening up new horizons for ultra-high capacity storage systems worldwide,” said Jaesoo Han, executive vice president, Memory Sales & Marketing Team at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to move aggressively in meeting the shifting demand toward SSDs over 10TB and at the same time, accelerating adoption of our trail-blazing storage solutions in a new age of enterprise systems.”

Samsung started manufacturing initial quantities of the 30.72TB SSDs in January and will expand the lineup later this year with 15.36TB, 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB and 800GB versions.

Samsung Unveils World's Largest 2.5-inch SSD With 30.72TB of Storage
D4xM4Nx - February 21, 2018 at 11:14am
Enough storage to download all of Pornhub's videos brah! If Macs came with this bad boy, they'd be payed for a lifetime... with options to inherit them payments to sons or great sons TF.
pickle rickle - February 25, 2018 at 2:25am
If the current trend continues MacBooks will come with 30Kb in their next model to push their awful data robbing cloud service
Shani - February 20, 2018 at 5:37pm
Serial port ?
iFan - February 20, 2018 at 3:44pm
If only Apple would offer something like this in their hardware.
m_thoroughbred - February 20, 2018 at 4:21pm
Any Mac with 39tb would cost $100,000.00
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