During the Flash Memory Summit 2016 in Santa Clara, Samsung unveiled its new 32TB SSD meant for the enterprise market.
More than doubling the capacity of the currently available high-capacity SSD from Samsung, the Samsung PM1663a, the new prototype features standard 2.5-inch 12mm form-factor, making it smaller than the earlier unveiled Seagate 60TB prototype.
According to Ryan Smith, senior SSD and storage product manager at Samsung, the technology behind the 32TB SSD will deliver higher sequential read and write performance than its predecessors and should be both faster and more reliable than the 15.36TB PM1663a.
Samsung expects its new 32TB SSD to be produced in 2017, setting the stage for a three-fold increase by 2020 when Samsung plans to be making SSDs with a 100TB capacity. The 32TB SSD consists of 32 1TB packages each of which contains 512 V-NAND chips stacked in 16 layers.
The 32TB SSD uses Samsung’s fourth-generation 3D V-NAND flash memory, which stacks 64 layers of cell-arrays, offering a boost on its previous generation 48-layer V-NAND. The new flash memory features a 64GB chip with an IO speed of 800Mbps.
Samsung’s new flash storage devices are expected to contribute significantly to the global IT industry in meeting the growing storage requirements of today’s enterprise computing environment. These solutions will accommodate enormous amounts of data, and extremely high-speed information processing, while enhancing the total cost of ownership (TCO) for data centers.