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Samsung Unveils A 16TB SSD, World’s Highest Capacity Hard Dive

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) Electronics unveiled a 2.5 inch 16TB SSD (PM1633a SSD), the world’s highest capacity hard drive, during the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara, California today.

Samsung 16TB SSD

Samsung’s 16TB SSD is significantly larger compared to the largest conventional hard drives from Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX) and Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ:WDC) with a maximum capacity of 8TB and 10TB, respectively.

Samsung 256Gbit 3D Vertical NAND flash chips

The PMI633a SSD uses NAND flash chips instead of spinning platters. The secret component in Samsung's 16TB SSD is the company's new 256Gbit (32GB) 3D Vertical NAND flash memory. It was twice the capacity of the 128Gbit NAND introduced and commercialized by several semiconductor companies last...