Storage is the main thing concerned by every company these days and now it seems that Samsung has made a mark by taking a step in this respect. Just now the company has released an SSD of 16 TB PM1633a.
These 2.5” solid state hard drives are the highest capacity SSDs so far while its release was initially announced by Samsung last year. Enterprise sector needs the fastest and greatest drives and they are the ones that are the target of these SSDs. In order to put maximum numbers in the server racks, they have chosen the form factor.
Their random read and write speeds are 200,000 and 32,000 IOPS respectively while 1200 MB/s is the chronological speeds of these SSDs. Samsung made them by combining 512 V-NAND memory chips of 256 GB each through which 48 layers of cell collection are combined which makes 256 GB per die.
Due to these features, this drive has highest NAND flash density as compared to any other SD. As compared to normal TLC and NLC NANDs, the NAND is this SSD can last up to 10 times longer.
Due to support of 1 DRPD (drive writes per day) for years, it will hopefully last for longer. On a 12 GB SAS interface, it will support up to 16 GB of DDR3 DRAM. As compared to conventional 256-512 GB, it is lot higher.
If the storage of 15.36 GB is not enough for you then you can also get the versions of 480 GB, 960 GB, 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB and 7.68 TB and they will be available for sale in the end of this year.
Pricing was always expected to be higher with this quality and the estimate price of this SSD will be as high as $8000 on internet while previous SSDs were available at around $1000. In the coming weeks, we are expecting to hear more news about this matter.