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Samsung unveils record 30TB SSD

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 20 Feb 2018 17:38 User comments (4)

Samsung unveils record 30TB SSD Samsung breaks the storage capacity record for a single solid state drive with a new 30.72TB drive for enterprise solutions.
It had previously broken the world record in 2016 with a 15.36TB SSD. The new PM1643 drive is built on Samsung's latest V-NAND technology with 64-layer, 3-bit 512-gigabit (Gb) chips, delivering twice the capacity and performance of the previous 15.3TB line-up.

The PM1643 comprises 32 of the new 1TB NAND flash packages, each comprised of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips, packed into the 2.5-inch frame.

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.

"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."

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4 user comments

120.2.2018 17:43

this is good because they should come out with 15 terebte drives for average people at a reasonable price now.

220.2.2018 20:29

Originally posted by supersaiyaman:
this is good because they should come out with 15 terebte drives for average people at a reasonable price now.
What average person would ever possibly need that much space?

321.2.2018 3:08

I guess I am not average

421.2.2018 8:24

Originally posted by fb2075:
Originally posted by supersaiyaman:
this is good because they should come out with 15 terebte drives for average people at a reasonable price now.
What average person would ever possibly need that much space?
There are a number of, not so normal, people that would want a 15TB drive. I maintain my entire Movie, Photo, Music and Game libraries on a file server and/or Raid 0 array that is about 4 to 6TB in size. For the sake of redundancy I have a 6 TB raid 0 array on a separate computer that backs up my file server. As space begins to run out I have been eying a single 8TB mechanical drive to use instead of the raid 0 array and I may even purchase two eliminating both the file-server and the Raid drive. So depending on the price I might be interested in a drive that large.

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