Samsung crams 30TB of SSD into a single 2.5-inch drive


Blow up expand on / The 30TB Samsung PM1643 SSD.

If you need to pack more storage into your vigour systems, then boy has Samsung got the SSD for you. The new PM1643 boasts a capacity of 30.72TB in a classic 2.5-inch drive.

On the inside, the drive has nine flash controllers ride herd on hint at 32 1TB packages of NAND flash, with each package holding 16 layers of 512Gb 3-bit-per-cell V-NAND. There’s also 40GB of DDR4 RAM. The RAM is atypical, too; the 8Gb chips are built using Through Silicon Vias (TSVs), approving them to be stacked vertically. They’re assembled into 10 cartons each of 4GB.

The drive uses a 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI interface. Samsung titles it can reach 400,000 read and 50,000 write random IOPS, with continuous read and write speeds of 2,100MB/s and 1,700MB/s, respectively.

Samsung fees the drive as supporting one full drive write per day over a five-year lifetime.

There’s no communication on price or availability just yet. Samsung says that it started insinuating the drives in January and that it will follow the 30TB unit with 15.36TB, 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB, and 800GB renderings.

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