The World’s First 6TB 2.5-in SSD To Hit The Market In July
Fixstars has announced a 2.5″ SSD with a capacity of 6TB, claiming it to be the world’s largest 2.5-inch Solid State Drive. The company has started offering pre-orders for the drive which it will start shipping it to its US customers near the end of July.
The drive producer has encased 15nm flash memory into a traditional 2.5-in form factor for the Fixstars SSD-6000M. The drive is expected to offer awfully fast read/write speed. To be exact, possible read and write speed will be up to 540/500MBps and 540/520MBps respectively.
Fixstars has introduced couple of other SSDs as well. These include the Fixstars 1000M and 3000M. The 1000M has 1TB of storage capacity while the 3000M supports data storage up to 3TB. The company claims that the the proprietary SSD controller in the Fixstars SSD-3000M enables to provide high I/O performance for longer period of time.
Price for the flash drives has not been disclosed. Considering the exceptional storage capacity, however, we can predict that that the 6TB version won’t be a cheaper item for common men’s purchase. Logically, the drive will be destined for the data centers.
The company CEO confirmed saying “since our SSD’s capacity is now able to compete with high-end hard drives, we feel our product can draw the attention of data centers as well.”
For layman’s understanding, if the announced flash drives were compatible with laptops, they could store more data that you would need during your entire life. But The Inquirer doesn’t see that happening in near future.