Samsung just released the PM1643, a drive which packs a whopping 30.72TB of SSD into a 2.5-inch device.
Equipped with nine flash controllers driving 32 1TB packages of NAND flash, each contains 15 layers of 512Gb 3-bit-per-cell V-NAND. The PM1643 also holds 40Gb of DDR4 RAM, assembled into 10 packages of 4Gb each and stacked vertically with Through Silicon Vias (TSVs).
Samsung claims a 400,000 and 50,000 write random IOPS for its 12Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI interface. In addition, the drive comes with read and write speeds of 2,100Mb/s and 1,700Mb/s, respectively.
Over a five-year lifetime, the company touts the drive as supporting one full drive write per day.
The South Korean tech giant has yet to release news on price or availability. Nonetheless, the company began building the drives in January and plans on making 15.36TB, 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB, and 800GB versions in the future.