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For about US$10,000, you can get your own 15TB PM1633a SSD

By Bryan Chan & Kenny Yeo - on 1 Aug 2016, 10:43am

For about US$10,000, you can get your own 15TB PM1633a SSD

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Announced earlier this year in March, the PM1633a SSD is an enterprise-class SSD that comes with a whopping 15TB of storage. The 15TB PM1633a SSD is now available for purchase, but as you would expect, 15TB of SSD storage won't come cheap. In fact, its price is an eye-watering US$9,690 (~RM39,000).

The PM1633a is powered by an in-house Samsung controller, while the massive 15TB of storage was achieved using Samsung's 256Gb 48-layer 3D TLC V-NAND. It's available in a 2.5-inch form factor, but it measures 15mm thick. It also uses the SAS interface for high speed 12Gbps transfers. In terms of performance, the PM1633a delivers sequential read and write speeds of about 1200MB/s. Random read and write performance is rated at 200,000 and 32,000 IOPs respectively.

If the price does not put you off and you have a need for such a drive, you can get the 15TB Samsung PM1633a here. Imagine what you could store on it.

Source: Anandtech