The battle for the reduction of storage devices with increase in their storage capacity has been and is still one of the most popular tech innovations.
The latest of such innovation or inventions was developed by Samsung.
Samsung has unvield PM1643, which is the world’s largest solid state drive with up to 30.72 Tera bytes of storage.
This SSD has a form factor of 2.5 inch, which is way smaller that most hard drive disk we have today.
The PM1643 was built from 32 sticks of 1TB NAND flash packages, each of which contains 16 layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips. Samsung claims its features a enough space to hold 5,700 HD movies or roughly 500 days of non-stop videod, and offers twice the capacity of the former largest SSD — a 16 Tera byte SDD in March 2016.
Seagate actually made a bigger 60 terabyte SSD, but it had a bigger form factor with 3.5-inch form factor. The SSD was only showcased and never went on sale.
The PM1643 has a read and write speeds of up to 2,100MB/s and 1,700 MB/s. That’s about three times as fast as the average SATA SSD you’d find in a consumer desktop or laptop,
Samsung executive VP of memory sales Jaesoo Han revealed that samsung plans to expand its range of SAS SSDs later this year, with 16.36TB, 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB, and 800GB versions.
With inventions like this, the day where smartphones we should be expecting Terabytes of storage in our smartphones soon.