Samsung offers an ideal solution to all those who were whining about the capacity of SSDs-when compared to HDD. The electronics giant is now shipping the industry’s largest solid state drive- The “PM1633a” having a 15.36 terabyte of storage capacity.
The said solution was first revealed by Samsung at the 2015 Flash Memory Summit in August last year. It said that the new drive will be based on a 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface, for use in enterprise storage systems.
Seagate 15TB PM1633a SSD comes in a 2.5 inches form factor and so storage admins can fit twice as many of the drives in a standard 19 inch, 2U rack mount chassis.
Technically speaking, the unprecedented 15.36TB of data storage on a single SSD is enabled by combining 512 of Samsung’s 256GB V-NAND memory chips. The 256GB dyes are stacked in 16 layers to form a single 512GB package, with a total of 32 NAND flash packages in the 15.36TB drive. Utilizing Samsung’s 3rd generation, 256-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND technology which stacks cell-arrays in 48 layers, the PM1633a line-up provides significant performance and reliability upgrades from its predecessor, the PM1633, which used Samsung’s 2nd generation, 32-layer, 128Gb V-NAND memory
Samsung PM1633a 15TB SSD supports random reads and write speeds of up to 200,000 and 32,000 IOPS and delivers sequential read and write speeds of up to 1,200MB/s.
Samsung has officially announced that its new product supports 1 drives writes per day, which means 15.36TB of data can be written per day on this single drive without failure.
Samsung PM1633a 15TB SSD price will be updated shortly. And the drives will be available from early next month.