If you’re in the market for an SSD drive, you’re probably looking at 128GB, 250GB, or 500GB drive. Well, Samsung just announced a 30720GB drive. Yes, you read that number correctly — it’s the highest-capacity SSD drive in the world.
The new Samsung PM1643 is a 2.5-inch drive that offers 30.72TB or storage and sequential read and write speeds of 2100MB/s and 1700MB/s, respectively. Compared to a typical 2.5-inch SATA SSD on the market today, this new giant drive is 4 times faster at random reads and 3 times faster at sequential reads.
Samsung boasts that this new drive is so spacious that you can store about 5,700 full HD movies weighing 5GB each on it. Needless to say, you’ll be able to store a much, much higher number of RAW photos.
“This breakthrough was made possible by combining 32 of the new 1TB NAND flash packages, each comprised of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips,” Samsung says.
Now here’s the bad news: this new Samsung 30.72TB SSD is designed for enterprise storage purposes, so it’ll cost a pretty penny. While the pricing for the PM1643 has yet to be announced, here’s something that’ll give you an idea of how pricey it will be: the existing 15.36TB PM1633a costs over $11,600.