Samsung Starts Production Of World's Largest SSD With 30TB Storage


According to the company this was achieved using 32 of the new 1TB NAND flash packages, each having 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips. It also comes with the industry-class features we expect from this type of drive, such as robust error correction and power loss protection. Samsung's new solid state drive (SSD) could eat 120 of those iPhones for breakfast.

SAMSUNG HAS raised the bar again with a Solid State Disc (SSD) drive that crams a massive 30TB of storage into a standard format.

And the 2.5-inch format unit is said to offer enough room for storing around 5,700 Full HD movies (each one 5 GB in size). Rather, it will be used in future storage systems in health care, education sectors, financial services, social media, government, retail and communications sectors. In addition to the new capacity, the latest enterprise SSD by Samsung is touted to deliver almost twice the performance levels of the previous generation.

Samsung has also brought in a new control architecture that integrates together nine controllers from the previous installment.

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Based on a 12Gb/s SAS interface, the PM1643 can hit sequential reads of up to 2,100MB/s and sequential writes of up to 1,700MBs. The drive also has Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology to interconnect 8GB DDR4 chips, creating 10 4GB TSV DRAM packages (totaling 40GB). This is notably the first time when an SSD has included a TSV-applied DRAM. What's more is that with the SSD Samsung is offering a warranty of five years. 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.

That's 40,000/50,000 R/W IOPS by the way and a mean time between failures of two million hours. The company originally announced this new enterprise SSD in August 2016.

Samsung started manufacturing initial quantities of the 30.72 TB SSDs in January and plans to expand the lineup later this year - with 15.36 TB, 7.68 TB, 3.84 TB, 1.92 TB, 960 GB and 800 GB versions - to further drive the growth of all-flash-arrays and accelerate the transition from hard disk drives (HDDs) to SSDs in the enterprise market.

Samsung executive VP of memory sales Jaesoo Han said that Samsung will "continue to move aggressively in meeting the shifting demand toward SSDs over 10TB".