Samsung said this week that they are now delivering the market’s highest capacity SSD drive, with over 15TB of storage memory. The company said that it was developing the drive in Aug, announcing that it will utilize a similar form like the one found in current notebooks: 2.5”.
This 2.5” SSD is created on a SAS interface for implementation in business storage devices. The new drive has very fast efficiency, with data reading and writing speeds of over 175,000 and 30,000 IOPS, respectively. A normal SATA SSD is able to reach only around 550 MBps.
The SSD writes up to ten times more information as common SATA SSDs developed on TLC NAND and planar MLC flash systems. Samsung stated that it thinks the new drives will quickly become the preferred device over hard drives for business storage systems.
In order To fulfill a growing market necessity for top-capacity SSDs from major business storage producers, Samsung is directing its best initiatives towards meeting the customers’ SSD demands, as the company’s representatives said in their announcement.
The read IOPS efficiency is more than 1,000 times faster than of SAS hard disks, while the sequential write and read speeds twice as fast in comparison to a regular SATA SSD, Samsung said. Merging 512 of the company’s 256-gigabit NAND memory processors allows the SSD’s unmatched 15 TB of storage space in just one drive.
NAND is the system of putting cells one on top of another as if they are a microscopic deck of cards. Along with twice the density of normal planar NAND procesors, from 128 gigabits to 256 gigabits, it also improves efficiency.
In the NAND processor, each cell uses an identical 3D CTF framework where the cells are placed top to bottom to create a 48-layered mass that can be electronically linked via 1.5 billion gaps top to going through these arrays by utilizing a special scribing technology.
Overall, each processor has over 85 billion cells. These can each record three bits of information, leading to 256 billion data bits. To put it simply, these 256 Gb are stored on a processor that is barely bigger than a fingertip.
Micron and Intel have also presented their own 3D NAND items. The two organizations said that their technological innovations would allow gum-sized SSDs capable of storing over 3.5 TB of data and conventional 2.5” SSDs with a capacity of more than 10 TB.
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