The rate at which Samsung innovates is amazing. We always get to hear them spring up with crazy new technology. At recently concluded Flash Memory Summit in California earlier this month, Samsung unveiled a 16 TB hard disk drive. It turns out to be the largest ever made.
Reports from Ars Technica reveals that it’s not actually a hard disk drive per se. Rather, due to it’s internal composition, it’s termed an SSD (Solid State Drive). Reason for this, a conventional Hard disk drive contains spinning magnetic platters while this new one is a combination of NAND flash chips.
The 16 TB SSD will definitely be expensive and it’s targeted at enterprise customers for use in servers.