Samsung's new 2.5-inch 16TB SSD is the world's largest hard drive

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Samsung today revealed its new 2.5-inch 16 terabyte SSD drive, the PM1633a SSD at the Flash Memory Summit in California. The company’s latest SSD is apparently the world’s largest hard drive, as well as the world’s largest SSD.

The company’s PM1633a SSD comes with 256Gbit NAND flash dies — which are apparently twice the capacity of the company’s 128Gbit NAND flash dies. Now, these 16TB SSDs aren’t really made for your average Joe. According to Ars Technica, Samsung will be selling the first units of the PM1633a SSD for $5,000 to $7,000. As I said, Samsung is targetting businesses for these SSDs – mainly to be used in servers.

Nonetheless, the new SSD from Samsung is, indeed, pretty awesome. Hopefully these SSDs will get cheaper in the upcoming years.

Source: Ars Technica

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