Samsung, one of the world’s largest electronic companies, announced on Wednesday that they are about to produce the company’s largest capacity SSDs in mass quantity. SSD can write from two to ten times as much data as typical SATA SSDS based on planar MLC and TLC NAND flash technologies. The company announced that it would use the new solid state drive for the next-generation enterprise storage systems. It was made possible by combining 32 of the new ITB NAND flash packages.
Each of the flash packages comprises 16 stacked layers of 512 GB V-NAND chips. Samsung has been working on the development of the drive since last August. They revealed that they would use the same form factor that a computer laptop usually has, which is 2.5 inches. But the drive is 15 mm in height. The addition of the doubled capacity has given rise to the performance level to a nearly maximum extent. The new Samsung SSD PM1643 drive features a random read and writes speed of up to 2,100 MB/s and 1,700 MB/s, respectively.
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 at Samsung Electronics
A new controller architecture has been added to the advancement of the new SSD. It integrates the nine controllers from the previous high-capacity SSD lineup into a single package. This will inevitably result in the expansion of the space within SSD storage. Samsung is currently thinking about accelerating the transition from HDDs to SSDs in their worldwide market. Samsung is planning to expand the new lineup later this year with the release of 15.36 TB, 7.68 TB, 3.84 TB, 1.92 Tb, 960 GB, and 800 GB versions.
It should be noted that although Samsung may be the first electronic company to do so, it is certainly not the only one. SanDisk and Toshiba, too are thinking about developing new NAND flash chips.