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Check out the world's new largest hard drive

Check out the world's new largest hard drive
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Do you remember when a gigabyte seemed like infinite storage space? Those days are long gone. The smallest storage units are the size of your thumbnail and hold at least 16 gigabytes! Storage space is getting bigger and bigger as the packages get smaller and smaller.

A terabyte is 1,024 gigabytes - that's a lot of information. Up until a couple of days ago, the largest solid-state hard drives were eight or 10 terabytes. But Samsung just announced it's beat that.

Samsung packed 16 terabytes of space into a 2.5-inch solid-state drive using a new technology called 3D-NAND. The new hard drive has 48 layers of 3D-NAND memory cells, whereas it was only using 36 last year.

Samsung introduced the new record-holder at the Flash Memory Summit in California. You won't need this 16 terabyte monster, but it's fascinating to see.

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