Solid state drives are nothing new, but Samsung’s PM1643 is now the world’s largest capacity with 30.72TB, which was made possible by combining 32 of the new 1TB NAND flash packages, each comprised of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips. This drive offers storage and sequential 2100MB/s read and 1700MB/s write speeds, aking it 4-times faster at random reads and 3-times faster at sequential reads when compared to a normal 2.5-inch SATA SSD on the market today. Continue reading for another picture, a video explaining how SSDs work, and more information.
“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. 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,” reports Peta Pixel.