Samsung announces 128TB PCIe SSD aimed at petabyte-scale storage

Samsung announces 128TB PCIe SSD aimed at petabyte-scale storage

Samsung this week unveiled a new SSD with 128TB of storage to boost the petabyte scale. The product is to try to satisfy the performance and capacity needs of this market.

The SSD uses Quad Level Cell NAND (QLC) to achieve this large amount of storage along with the NVMe PCIe interface. The device has two internal PCBs, which contain the NAND flash and SSD controller.

The device’s PCBs communicate via a ribbon cable, and the new SSD’s announcement also says it supports volume quality of service (QoS), zone management, and compute storage.

“The new solution will allow a single server unit to have more than a petabyte of storage, allowing server manufacturers to dramatically increase their storage capacity in the same physical space with a minimal number of servers,” said Samsung.

Samsung isn’t the only company pushing storage limits with SSDs for the enterprise market. The brand Nimbus, p.for example, launched a 3.5-inch, 100TB SATA device two years ago for $40,000.

However, the new SSD announced by Samsung far surpasses the model Cloud in performance. The South Korean brand did not give many details about the announced product, and neither did the price nor market availability.

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