It’s been practically 5 years since Samsung unveiled its PM1643 SSD vary, and in that point, the common worth of its highest capability mannequin (the 30.72TB MZILT30THMLA) has fallen steadily consistent with the broader trade.
Now you can purchase the drive for a mere $8,379 (roughly £6,500) from US-based online retailer Serversupply, after a two p.c low cost utilized at checkout.
At simply over $270 per TB, Samsung’s drive is about 3 times costlier than entry degree, consumer-grade SSDs, making this a really approachable deal.
However this drive is a unique beast altogether; it doesn’t use the same old SATA connector, opting as an alternative for the enterprise-grade SAS interface.
Samsung claims it will probably attain random learn/write speeds of as much as 400Okay/50Okay IOPS with sequential learn/write speeds of two.1 and 1.7GBps respectively.
Focused at information centres, it comes with a five-year guarantee with a most beneficial one drive write per day (basically one petabyte write monthly).
Observe, whereas the drive is the usual width (2.5 inches), it’s miles thicker than the same old 9.5mm.