Samsung introduces world’s largest capacity 15.36TB SSD for enterprise systems

Samsung PM1633a 15.36TB SSD

Samsung has introduced world’s largest 15.36 terabyte (TB) solid state drive (SSD), PM1633a for use in enterprise storage systems. It comes in a 2.5-inch form factor so that you can fit twice as many of the drives in a standard 19-inch, 2U rack, compared to an equivalent 3.5-inch storage drive.

Samsung PM1633a 15.36TB SSD

Highlights of Samsung PM1633 15.36TB SSD

  • Enabled by combining 512 of Samsung’s 256Gb V-NAND memory chips, stacked in 16 layers to form a single 512GB package, with a total of 32 NAND flash packages in the 15.36TB drive
  • 3rd-gen Samsung 256-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND technology stacks cell-arrays in 48 layers providing significant performance and reliability upgrades from PM1633
  • Sports random read and write speeds of up to 200,000 and 32,000 IOPS respectively, and delivers sequential read and write speeds of up to 1,200MB/s.
  • Random read IOPS performance is approximately 1,000 times that of SAS-type hard disks, while the sequential read and write speeds are over twice those of a typical SATA SSD.
  • Samsung’s advanced controller units support the 12Gb/s SAS interface, along with a total of 16GB of DRAM.
  • Supports 1 DWPD (drive writes per day), so 15.36TB of data can be written every day on this single drive without failure
  • Boasts a highly dependable metadata protection mechanism in addition to featuring a data protection and restoration software tool in case of a momentary blackout

The Samsung 15.36TB SSD is now shipping for the enterprise and the company will also offer 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB and 480GB SSDs in the PM1633a lineup for enterprise later this year.

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