If you think 15.36TB for a 2.5 inch SSD is too much, then Samsung is here to push the limits even far. Samsung has begun the mass production of its latest SSD with the largest capacity in the industry yet. The ‘PM1643’ can fit 30.72TB of data, thanks to Samsung’s latest V-NAND technology with 64-layer and 3-bit 512-gigabit (Gb) chips.
Key points about the new SSD include:
- combines 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.
- Nearly doubled performance levels when compared to the previous generation. The 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.
- The PM1643 drive applies Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology to interconnect 8Gb DDR4 chips, creating 10 4GB TSV DRAM packages, totaling 40GB of DRAM.
- Enhanced software that supports metadata protection as well as data retention and recovery from sudden power failures, and an error correction code (ECC) algorithm to ensure high reliability and minimal storage maintenance.
“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 has already started production of the SSD and product is expected to hit the store shelves soon. Samsung will be adding 15.36TB, 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB and 800GB versions to the series later this year. The SSD will come with a 5-year warranty. The exact price is not known yet, but since it’s targeted at enterprise usage, it’s not going to be cheap.