Samsung unveils world’s largest SSD at 30TB

Once again, Samsung holds the lofty title of ‘world’s largest SSD’. The catchily named PM1643 boasts a mind-boggling 30.72TB of storage, laughing in the face of the company’s previous record holder which was introduced in March 2016 with a 15.36TB capacity.

Samsung unveils world’s largest SSD at 30TB

Designed for use in next-gen storage systems for businesses, the SSD is based on Samsung’s latest V-NAND technology with new 64-layer, 3-bit 512-gigabit (Gb) chips. As well as doubling the capacity previously offered, the new SSD also boasts performance nearly twice that of the maker’s previous lineup, according to Samsung.

The breakthrough was made possible by combining 32 of the new 1TB NAND flash packages, each comprised of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips.

The 30TB PM1643 offers sequential read and write speeds of up to 2,100MB/s and 1,700 MB/s, which is roughly three times the sequential read performance of a typical 2.5-inch SATA SSD so it should be able to handle the needs of pretty much any 21st-century business.

“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 and 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.”

Last month, the world’s highest capacity microSD card was announced with a staggering 512GB. Built by UK firm Integral Memory, the card has a maximum transfer speed of 80Mbps and is designed to increase the storage of Android phones and tablets, as well as devices like DSLR cameras and drones.

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