Samsung is a world leader in advanced memory technology and the company has shown off its capabilities today in a big way by announcing the world’s largest SSD that offers a staggering 30TB of storage. The company today announced that it has started mass producing the Serial Attached SCSI solid state drive called PM1643 and that it offers the industry’s largest storage capacity at 30.72TB.
Samsung was able to achieve this level of storage capacity by using its latest V-NAND technology with 64 layer 3-bit 512GB chips. The new SSD thus delivers twice the capacity and performance of this previous high-capcity lineup with 15.36TB storage that Samsung launched in March 2016. The new SSD will be used in next-generation enterprise storage systems so don’t expect to find it in your next desktop or notebook just yet.
The super-dense 1TB packages in the PM1643 SSD allow for nearly 5,700 5GB full HD movie files to be stored in a storage device that comes in at a mere 2.5 inches. Aside from the doubled storage capacity, the performance is now nearly twice that of the previous high-capacity SAS SSD. It promises random read and write speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS with sequential read and write speeds of up to 2,100MB/s and 1,700MB/s respectively.
The company hasn’t revealed when the PM1643 is going to be available for purchase and how much it’s going to cost but you can probably imagine that it’s going to cost a pretty penny. Samsung will also expand the lineup to include 15.36TB, 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB, and 800GB versions later this year.