• Samsung Unveils Record-Breaking 16TB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive



    Samsung has unveiled a record-breaking new 2.5-inch solid state drive that can hold a whopping 16TB (15.36TB).

    The company is giving the drive the name PM1633a, and not only is it the world's largest solid state drive packed into a 2.5-inch design, but it's being dubbed the world's largest hard drive as well.

    It's incredible that Samsung has been able to pack this kind of storage into NAND flash storage in a small 2.5-inch package. The drive is unfortunately double the height of your typical 2.5-inch drive, so it wouldn't work in many configurations that use laptop-sized drives, like the iMac and earlier-generation MacBook Pros. For this reason, Samsung is hoping this drive will become popular in Enterprise use.

    Samsung's new solid state drive is reported to use 48 layers of 256Gbit (32GB) NAND chips, which creates an internal V-NAND (vertical NAND) array, and you can bet it's not going to be cheap. Estimates put the price point at $5000 or more for a single unit, as prices haven't yet been announced.

    Source: Ars Technica
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Samsung Unveils Record-Breaking 16TB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Ambi_Valence's Avatar
      Ambi_Valence -
      Coming to a NON Apple branded computer near you soon. Can you imagine the Apple Tax on this beast!!
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      hopefully this will start driving down the prices of lower capacity ssds
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