Tech giant Samsung has released, what could be called as worlds largest Solid State Drive or SSD capable of holding data up to 16TB! This SSD flash drive was earlier showcased at Flash Memory Summit in August 2015, and has graduated from prototype to actual product pretty soon. The humongous flash drive has been code named PM1633a and will primarily cater to enterprise customers, as it supports data transfer speeds of up to 12GB/Sec based on Serial Attached SCSI Interface.
This latest SSD range from Samsung is currently being offered in 15.36TB, 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB and 480GB storage capacity.
Samsung claims that its latest SSD line up offers blazing fast read and write speeds of 200000 and 32000 Input/Output Operations per Second (IOPS), based on its research in 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) Technology. The SSD is also equipped with a unique firmware coupled with 16GB DRAM making data access much more quicker.
The 3rd Generation V-NAND chip technology from Samsung offers high performance and reliability and boasts of cell arrays in 48 layers, as opposed to 32 layers in the previous generation chips. Storing 16TB of data at one place comes as a big risk, as all the data may be lost in case of disk failure. As a solution to this problem, Samsung is offering stable metadata protection and recovery tools.
Samsung India today launched T3 range of portable SSD’s at a starting price of Rs. 10,999 for 250GB SSD, whereas 500GB and 1TB SSD’s are priced at Rs. 18,999 and Rs. 37,999 respectively. The 2TB version of the T3 range of portable SSD will set you back by Rs. 74,999. The above mentioned range of T3 portable SSD’s will start retailing at major retail outlets and online stores in India starting March 21st.