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Samsung unveils world’s largest 2.5-inch SSD drive with 30TB of storage


Imagine having 30TB of storage space for games. Now, imagine having 30TB of SSD storage space for games? The load times would never exist and the amount of time waiting at a black screen for something to happen will be a thing of the past. Well, we are slowly getting there as Samsung has announced the first ever 30TB SSD. That is 30.72 terabytes of storage all packed into a 2.5-inch device. 

The PM1643 is aimed at enterprises looking for higher capacity without the need for older HDD models that use disc-based storage media. Samsung created the PM1643 be combining 32 x 1TB NAND flash sticks, each of which are compromised of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips. 

The SSD is capable of storing quite a lot of content on it but its the read and write speeds that will send you into a hot sweat. With a 2,100MB/s read speed and a 1,700MB/s write speed, the SSD is three times faster than an average consumer SSD.

“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.”

While Seagate technically has the biggest SSD ever made, their 60TB takes the cake, it was never made for consumer usage rather just for demonstration purposes. The Samsung PM1643 is the first commercially available SSD on the market to boast such a size. Samsung has already begun producing the SSD for enterprises and offers a 15.36TB, 7.68T, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 980GB and 800GB models.

This means you really don't have to go for the top model one. There is no pricing for these SSDs as of yet but there is a reason why Samsung has not made them available at your nearest Makro. 

What would you do with storage like this? Let us know in the comments below. 

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