Good news everyone, the days of running out of usable disk space is over!
Well, not quite, but we could be well on our way because while more spacious drives are coming out all the time, this latest creation is something the likes of which we have never seen before.
A record-setting amount of room
Tech giant Samsung unveiled what is now the world’s largest solid state drive, with a ridiculous 30.72 terabytes of storage.
That could hold a lot of photos of your cat. Or, as Samsung explains, approximately 5,700 5-gigabyte, full HD movies. Whichever you want.
Anyway, the 2.5-inch SSD is meant to help people who want to move away from a standard hard drive. In technical terms, the drive came to be when Samsung combined 32 of the new 1TB NAND flash packages, each of which is made up of 16 stacked layers of 512 Gb V-NAND chips.
The result was not only a massive storage space but also a significantly faster drive.
Pretty cool, right?
Samsung began producing its newest drive in January, though there is no word yet on when it will be available and how much it will cost. Soon, they will produce smaller versions of the drive, hoping to push the transition from HDDs to SSDs with the newest offerings being used by government, financial services, health care, education and other markets.
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