samsung_pm1643_ssdSamsung has improved over their last monster 15TB SSD with the new PM1643 30TB SSD monster.  Unfortunately none will be available for gaming as Samsung only wants to sell them to corporate data centers.

With 30TB it would be possible to install every Steam game we own and still have room for iTunes etc.

The 15TB SSD sold for a measly $10,000 so we suspect the 30TB model this year will be in the same ballpark.

Samsung is using  32 of their new 1TB NAND flash packages, each comprised of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips. Then they bolted on 40GB of DDR4 to improved the overall performance using a new silicon through via to connect the memory.

Performance is over 2100 MB/s read and 1700 MB/s write which would require a SATA Express connector to handle the bandwidth. Samsung is shipping the PM1643 with a SAS connector which needs a controller card wasting a slot better used for video cards. The PM1643  is 2½” and its about 18mm thick making to big for laptops.

Samsung has indicated their will have lower cost models: 15.36 TB, 7.68 TB, 3.84 TB, 1.92 TB, 960 GB, and 800 GB. These are all intended for data centers.

The PM1643 is able to handle extreme writing without wear-out which means for gaming an almost invincible capability for games. It can handle a full write per day for 5 years.

The only problem, where to get a box of them as we are sure there are a few out there who would plink down $10 grand for the hottest gaming rig SSD in town.