Back in the day when SSDs weren’t as common as they are today, they came in really small storage sizes and cost a tiny fortune. These days SSDs are still expensive compared to regular HDDs, but they are considerably more affordable, especially considering that they have also increased in storage capacity. But now a company launched World’s biggest SSD.
Flash storage company Fixstars has decided to shatter all previous flash storage records. The company’s new pair of SSD drives clock in at 10TB and 13TB respectively.The new Fixstars SSD-13000M is a whopping 13TB 2.5-inch drive, making it the biggest SSD in the world at the time of writing.
Along with the whopping capacity – to give some perspective, if you want to store 13TB on standard DVDs, you’ll need around 2,800 discs! – both drives offer read speeds of up to 540MB/s and sequential writes of up to 520MB/s.
Satoshi Miki, CEO of Fixstars, commented: “The Fixstars SSD series has been highly regarded for their distinct reliability on steady read/write performance that lasts over time.”
The SSD offers a temperature control system to minimise any risk of heat damage to the drive, and there’s also an optional high durability mode which apparently triples the longevity of the drive – although with this on, storage capacity is halved (so you’ll only have a mere 6.5TB).
Of course, this drive is priced out of the reach of the average user and is aimed at enterprises and for tasks such as heavy-duty video processing.
How much will it cost? A spokesman for Fixstars told PC World that the drive will run to an estimated $13,000, with shipping expected to kick off by the close of next month over in the US.