Samsung announces 2.5-inch SSD flash drive with 16 terabytes storage

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Samsung 16 TB SSDAlong with announcement of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+, Samsung also announced a new SSD flash drive with 16 TB of storage. It is called PM1633. This flash drive uses Samsung’s 256 gigabit NAND flash die technology.

It is not only world’s largest SSD but it is world’s largest hard drive till date. Samsung also showed off a server with 48 of these new SSDs. Total storage of the server was around 768 terabytes and performance rated at 2,000,000 IOPS (input/output operations per second).

Now the most asked question is the pricing of this SSD. That is not going to cost too much. It will be priced in between $5,000 to $7,000. Basically it targets server and enterprise businesses.

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Source: Arstechnica

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