Samsung's 16TB SSD Is Now An Actual Thing People Can Buy

Samsung's 16TB SSD Is Now an Actual Thing People Can Buy

Last year, Samsung made the rest of the world feel mighy inadequate by announcing a world-record 16TB SSD. Turns out that was more than just talk -- Samsung is shipping drives to (very wealthy) customers today.

Making the largest-capacity drive/SD card/memory stick is a continual dick-measuring contest that most storage manufacturers engage in, routinely announcing "world first" products that ship two years later, if at all. Samsung's managed to follow through on its promise this time round, making the 15.36TB drive the flagship of its new enterprise PM1633a SSDs. The rest of the range come in more realistic sizes, from 8TB all the way down to a mere 480GB.

The price is still being kept quiet, but as it's aimed at the most demanding enterprise customers, you can expect it to be north of $US5,000 ($6,880). Even if this won't be the drive you find in your next MacBook, it's a good look at what's coming down the road in a few years' time.




    Hmm, I could almost put my steam folder on that....

    Last edited 03/03/16 4:44 pm

    She is a thing of beauty!

    You might scoff at the price but it's actually cheaper per GB than a typical samsung 120gb evo drive!

    That's big enough to come pre-loaded with the internet on it.

      It'd take months to put the internet on it at australian internet speeds!

        Yes, but Samsung can use the Korean internet to load the drive, then send it to Australia.

        That's faster.

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