As part of the Flash Memory Summit, Samsung set a record. The Korean giant introduced a new solid-state drive with a capacity of almost 16 TB. The actual internal memory of the new PM1633a SSD is 15.36 TB. Such a volume is an unprecedented achievement not only for SSD-, but also for HDD-drives. Samsung specialists were able to achieve a similar result using the new 256-gigabit NAND chips.
The company immediately demonstrated how to use its development. At the exhibition, a server with 48 new SSDs was shown. The total amount of its internal memory is 768 TB. In just one second, this server is capable of processing about 2 million data input and output operations. Unfortunately, not a word was said on the Flash Memory Summit about the cost and date of sale of the new drive. Specialists of the portal ArsTechnica suggest that the cost of new items will exceed $ 5000.