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Samsung starts producing large capacity SSDs

New PM1643 portfolio is targeted at enterprise storage systems

Samsung's latest SSD array leverages the latest V-NAND technology.
Samsung's latest SSD array leverages the latest V-NAND technology.

Samsung Electronics, has started mass producing the industry's largest capacity serial attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD) - the PM1643 for use in next-generation enterprise storage systems.

Leveraging Samsung's latest V-NAND technology with 64-layer, 3-bit 512-gigabit chips, the 30.72TB drive delivers twice the capacity and performance of the previous 15.36TB high-capacity lineup introduced in March 2016.

The company said the breakthrough was made possible by combining 32 of the new 1TB NAND flash packages, each comprised of 16 stacked layers of 512GB V-NAND chips.

According to Samsung, the super-dense 1TB packages allow for approximately 5,700 5GB, full HD movie files to be stored within a mere 2.5-inch storage device.

Jaesoo Han, executive vice president, Memory Sales and Marketing Team at Samsung Electronics, said: "With our launch of the 30.72TB SSD, we are once again shattering the enterprise storage capacity barrier, and in the process, opening up new horizons for ultra-high capacity storage systems worldwide.

Han added that: "Samsung will continue to move aggressively in meeting the shifting demand toward SSDs over 10TB and at the same time, accelerating adoption of our trail-blazing storage solutions in a new age of enterprise systems."

In addition to the doubled capacity, performance levels have risen significantly and are nearly twice that of Samsung's previous generation high-capacity SAS SSD, the company said.