Samsung launches world’s largest SSD with massive 30TB of storage

By : |February 21, 2018 0

Samsung has unveiled the world’s largest solid state drive– PM1643 with a massive 30.72 terabyte (TB) storage space. The new SSD is specifically designed to meet the demands of next-generation enterprise storage systems with technologies such as 64-layer V-NAND and 3-bit 512-gigabit chips.

The PM1643 is built from 32 sticks of 1TB NAND flash packages, each of which contains 16 layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips. That’s enough space to hold 5,700 HD movies or roughly 500 days of non-stop video, and offers twice the capacity of the former largest SSD — a 16 terabyte drive also released by Samsung back in March 2016.

The drive has a 12GBps SAS interface with random read and write speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS (Input/output operations per second) and 50,000 IOPS as well as sequential read and write speeds of up to 2,100MBps and 1,700MBps, respectively. These performance benchmarks are four times the random read performance and three times the sequential read performance of a typical 2.5-inch SATA SSD.

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“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.”

On the software front, the SSD has an error correction code (ECC) algorithm that is claimed to ensure high reliability and minimal storage maintenance. There is also support for metadata protection and data retention and recovery from sudden power failures. The SSD comes with an endurance level of one full drive write per day (DWPD) that makes it a perfect option to write 30.72TB of data every single day over the five-year warranty period.

Though we don’t know when the SSD goes on sale and what price, Samsung says now that it’s got this form factor settled it’ll expand its range of SAS SSDs later this year, with 16.36TB, 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB, and 800GB versions to come.

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