It may have a boring look, but, if your business requires more bytes for storage or intend to do away with the standard disk-based hard drive, the Samsung PM1643 may just be the solid state drive you need. A decade ago, enormous storage was such a geek imagination, a reservoir for IT experts and tech giants, but this will soon change.
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The PM1643 is a standard 2.5-inch drive boasting an overall size of 30.72 terabytes. This capacious SSD will make use of its 12Gb/s SAS interface to achieve a 1,700MB/s and 2,100MB/s write and read speeds, respectively. Unlike the Seagate’s 60TB SSD which never saw a sale, the new Samsung SSD is a technology that its makers believe will definitely get into the hands of the consumers. Besides, Samsung has this notion it may play an enormous part in setting up a downward push in prices of custom-based SSDs
How was this milestone achieved?
Word has it that Samsung packed 16 sheets of 512Gb V-NAND chips into a 2.5” solid state drive format for the 30.72TB. Not only that, the drive got 40GB of TSV-DRAM cache, 400,000/50,000 IOPS of random velocities, a five-year warranty term, and an (MTBF) meantime between failures of two million hours. Now those of you love videogram will soon quit complaining of the absence of a high capacity SSD.
No report yet on the price, but it is reckoned to be more than $ 30,000.
In addition, Samsung plans to build upon this variant and introduce smaller variant starting from 800GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, 3.84TB, 7.68TB to 15.36tb for every pocket choices other than the initial modification of 30.72TB that was early presented in January.
The hard question now is convenient. In this era of the cloud and mobile phone use, who will need a 30.72 terabyte SSD in his hands, unless we can see such storage on our phones.