If you still think your desktop PC’s storage space isn’t enough to hold all your CAD projects, then you’ll be happy to know that Samsung just combined 32 1TB NAND flash packages to create the world’s largest SSD.

The PM1643’s name doesn’t roll off the tongue so well, but the 2.5-inch SSD holds 30.72TB worth of storage space. This roughly translates to 5,700 5GB HD movies, over a million songs, or your entire family tree’s photos – including your ancestors before film was invented.

Along with the added storage capacity, the SSD features random read and write speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS, while sequential read and write speeds run up to 2,100MB/s and 1,700 MB/s respectively. This makes the PM1643 run at approximately four times the random read performance and three times the sequential read performance in comparison to other 2.5-inch SSDS. Hold onto your seatbelts!

Apart from read and write speeds, the SSD also uses Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology to offer a total of 40GB of DRAM. In addition to its five-year warranty, the PM1643 also undergoes one fill drive write per day to make sure your plethora of files stays backed-up and up-to-date. Neat!

Manufacturing started in January, with 5.36TB, 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB, and 800GB versions coming later in the year. More details can be found over at Samsung.


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