Seagate unveils 60TB SSD

Seagate has unveiled a 60TB Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSD at the Flash Memory Summit conference.

The 60TB SAS SSD is the newest addition to Seagate’s data centre portfolio and is the largest SSD ever demonstrated.

The 60TB SSD features twice the density and four times the capacity of the next highest-capacity SSD available today.

It is equivalent to the capacity needed to accommodate 400 million photos on a typical social media platform, or 12,000 DVD movies.

“This single controller architecture also delivers the lowest cost per gigabyte for flash available today,” said Seagate.

“Because of the drive’s flexible architecture, it also provides a pathway for data centres to easily grow from the current 60TB capacity to accommodate 100TB of data or more in the future – and all in the same form factor.”

Availability of the 60TB SSD, currently a demonstration technology, is scheduled for 2017.

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