Until now, we have seen the SSD drive with the capacity of 128GB, 250GB or 500GB. But the South Korean giant just announced the SSD with a whopping 30720 capacity. If you are still in a dilemma, then let us tell you this is true. This is the worlds largest SSD (Solid State Drive). Back in 2015, Samsung introduced the SSD of 16TB capacity which was the largest SSD. Again, now the company broke its own record with the 30.72TB SSD.
Now, the point is how did Samsung manage to achieve this record? Reports suggest that the PM1643 is a 2.5-inch drive with a 30.72TB storage capacity with an impressive sequential reading and writing speeds up to 2100MB/s and 1700MB/s. It is built on 32 sticks of 1TB NAND and each stick comprising of 16 layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips. When compared to the typical SSD in the market, this new drive can deliver 4 times faster random reading speeds and 3 times more sequential read speeds.
The Samsung further claims that this giant drive has a new control architecture that integrates nine controllers into a single package. It also has a Through Silicon Via technology that lets you interconnect 8Gb DDR4 chips thus creating a 40GB of DRAM. The drive further ships in with an error correction code algorithm that ensures higher reliability. It even supports data retention, metadata protection and data recovery in case of sudden power failures. The SSD drive can store around 5700 full HD movies of 5GB each.
Jaesoo Han, Executive Vice President, Memory Sales, and Marketing Team, Samsung Electronics says, "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."
It seems like the Samsung has already started manufacturing the 30.72TB SSD and may go in sales in the near future. The cost of PM1643 is still unknown. But as the world’s largest SSD, it may cost accordingly. Furthermore, Samsung has plans to expand the range of SSD’s with 16.36TB, 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB, and 800GB versions.
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