Samsung’s R140,000 SSD

Samsung launched the world’s largest-capacity SSD – the PM1633a, a 15.36TB drive – in March 2016.

The drive was first revealed at the 2015 Flash Memory Summit, and is based on a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) interface.

It is aimed at enterprise storage system users, and comes in a 2.5-inch form factor.

“The unprecedented 15.36TB of data storage on a single SSD is enabled by combining 512 of Samsung’s 256Gb V-NAND memory chips,” said Samsung.

Retailers have now listed pricing for the drive, which comes in at the $10,000 mark. A direct conversion puts this at R140,000.

Smaller versions are also available at a cheaper price, with the 7.68TB model selling for $5,700 (R78,800).

480GB, 960GB, 1.92TB, and 3.84TB models are also available.

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