A 15 TB SSD (Solid State Drive) from Samsung is now available with the resellers for $10K. The Samsung PM1633a SSD is definitely not targeted at computer enthusiasts or even casual gamers. The number game shows approximately 63 cents per GB which is pretty high when compared to the consumer market.
While looking at the stats, the new 2.5-inch form factor PM1633a claims a 200,000 and 32,000 read and write speed respectively with a 1200 Mbps sequential read and write speed. This is more than double the speed of your regular SSD. Though the 15mm thick SSD is a little too thick to be incorporated in today’s ultrabooks. Later this year the company is planning on releasing the 7.68 TB, 3.84 TB, 1.92 TB, 960 GB and 480 GB capacity. The 256 GB V-NAND technology with 48 layer stack is used for this SSD by Samsung.
Samsung believed a 2 million hours MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) or it can also be represented as 27 petabytes of data can be written to it. The same 3-D CTF (Charge Trap Flash) structure is incorporated in every V-NAND chip from Samsung. The flash cell arrays are stacked in a 48 layer mass. Well, to sum it up in each V-NAND chip there are an 85.3 billion cells are there and each chip has a 256 GB capacity.