- Samsung has unveiled various plans to launch the world’s first Petabyte (1000 TB) SSD in a year or two.
- The company initially expected to launch it by 2030. However, accelerated development slashed that timescale dramatically.
- Samsung is also working on new memory architectures like V-NAND to lower energy consumption and increase memory density.
Back in 1981, when the IBM desktop computer was introduced to mankind, Bill Gates said that “640 KB ought to be enough for everyone.” Fast forward 40 years, and we are seeing people using computers and smartphones with TBs of storage space.
Now, Samsung, one of the global technology giants, has recently hinted that it will break the terabyte threshold by releasing a petabyte hard disk and SSD. A petabyte equals 1000 TBs – which is a lot of storage space.
Samsung initially stated in earlier reports that they are currently working on such storage devices. However, they did state that we won’t get to see them before 2030. Now, it seems that we will get to see them in a year or two.
The Korea Economic Daily reported that the firm has gained immense momentum in the production process of the PBSSD. They have made new innovations regarding increasing memory density “to extreme levels” to make small-sized PPSSDs.
The company is currently developing an 11 nm DRAM architecture to achieve the highest level of memory density. They are also working on fine-tuning their V-NAND technology, which lets them stack more storage cells on storage device circuit boards at lower heights while reducing interference between the cells.
Samsung also reiterated their petabyte hard disk and SSD developments at the annual Samsung Memory Tech Day event, which took place on October 20.
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