Samsung Begins Production Of The World Largest SSD – 30.72 TB Storage With Read and Write Speeds Of 400,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS


Samsung has done it again, as they will be releasing and mass producing a Samsung 30TB SSD which Samsung says the drive is  targeted at the growing storage needs of government's, financial services, healthcare, education, oil and gas, big pharmaceutical companies, social media, business services, retail and communications sectors.

Samsung's PM1643: blazing fast 30 TB storage for enterprise needs

Well it is, like we mentioned before this drive isn't aimed at gamers or enthusiasts. A Samsung 30TB SSD Is aimed squarely at the top end of the enterprise market. the drive is equipped with Samsung’s latest V-NAND technology with 64-layer, 3-bit 512-gigabit (Gb) chips, the 30.72 terabyte (TB) drive delivers twice the capacity and performance of the previous 15.36TB high-capacity lineup introduced in March 2016.

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The PM1643 is ready for whatever enterprise storage needs you have, performance levels have risen significantly and are nearly twice that of Samsung’s previous generation high-capacity SAS SSD. Based on a 12Gb/s SAS interface, the new PM1643 drive features random read and write speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS, and sequential read and write speeds of up to 2,100MB/s and 1,700 MB/s, respectively. These represent approximately four times the random read performance and three times the sequential read performance of a typical 2.5-inch SATA SSD.

“With our launch of the 30.72TB SSD, we are once again shattering the enterprise storage capacity barrier, and in the process, opening up new horizons for ultra-high capacity storage systems worldwide, Samsung will continue to move aggressively in meeting the shifting demand toward SSDs over 10TB and at the same time, accelerating adoption of our trail-blazing storage solutions in a new age of enterprise systems.” -Jaesoo Han, Executive Vice President, Memory Sales & Marketing Team, Samsung Electronics.

At some point we will see Samsung trickle these down into drives with smaller capacity (15.36TB, 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB and 800GB). Clearly we see Samsung is running a race by it self, as it currently dominates the SSD market share and with this drive is trying to take even more of the shrinking HDD market.Those with an unlimited budget, or someone in the aformentioned fields might have picked up a Samsung PM1633a MZILS15THMLS which costs around $10k USD