Year in, year out, and Moore’s Law continues to work on various aspects of electronic components. Just over a year ago, the Samsung broke a record with the world’s largest capacity SSD, 15TB. Now, the South Korean is hitting (or rather, doubling!) Its own feat, with a new solid state drive capable of charging up to 30 terabytes(!) of digital information.
The component, officially named PM1643, has an official capacity to 30.72TB and comes in the standard 2.5 inches – that is, theoretically you can equip your computer with the bug, although that’s not Samsung’s intention: want faster solutions for storing their databases. (I imagine the price is well business, too.)
Speaking of speed, it is worth noting that the SSD performs twice as fast as the former owner of the crown: the sequential read and write speeds reach, respectively, 2,100MB / s and 1,700MB / s – about three times faster than an ordinary solid state drive.
The PM1643, as I said, will not (yet) be available directly to consumers, and its price and availability have not been revealed. In fact, the best thing we can get out of this news is the prospect of cheaper SSDs – after all, as new barriers are broken, the cost of producing (and selling) components is falling. Thus, we hope that soon the technology of solid state drives will be more accessible to everyone.
Anyway, it doesn’t hurt to dream of a small piece of that size capable of storing 5,700 HD movies, isn’t it? ?
via Cult of Mac