Samsung 16TB SSD – the worlds largest Hard Drive

At this year’s Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung revealed the Largest Capacity Drive in the world the PM1633a at 16TB but even more impressive for Tech Heads is that it’s also a Solid Sate Drive (SSD). So if you want massive storage at blistering speeds this is for you!

Unfortunately rumoured consumer price (if it is ever released) is $7000.

So if you want to hold approximately 3,040,000 photos* and like to go almost 33 years without hearing a song repeat (at approximately 5,104,000 songs^) then this may be for you! But don’t forget you’ll need 2 so that you have a backup of your data…

In all seriousness though how on earth is this even possible?

An article published on Science alert revealed “The secret sauce behind Samsung’s 16TB SSD is the company’s new 256Gbit (32GB) NAND flash die; twice the capacity of 128Gbit NAND dies that were commercialised by various chip makers last year. To reach such an astonishing density, Samsung has managed to cram 48 layers of 3-bits-per-cell (TLC) 3D V-NAND into a single die. This is up from 24 layers in 2013, and then 36 layers in 2014.”


We will let you know when they are in stock :)…


*based on a 12MP camera
^ based on 3.5min long MP3’s

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