Samsung’s solid state 16TB PM1633a is billed as the world’s largest – but will cost you
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More on Samsung’s latest Super Solid State Hard Drive. With 16TB of hard drive space you could get for HD video, around 4.5GB for two hours, 15.36TB equates to 3,413 movies, or 284 days of footage. A 4K movie – the type we’ll probably all be watching by the time 16TB disks become commonplace – can be over 100GB in size, however.
You could also store 3.8 million 4MB songs. These numbers would be unlikely to translate completely faithfully in practice, because of the different capacity conventions used between hard drive manufacturers and operating systems, and because space is always taken up for other software. Samsung managed to fit so much memory on the hard drive by stacking lots of flash cells on top of each other, which makes the drive slightly taller than others. Its solid-state nature also means that it will be many times more expensive than other multi-terabyte hard disk drives. – In all likelihood, the hard drive will be out of the reach of most consumers, aimed at the enterprise market and likely to cost thousands of dollars. But as with all forms of storage, the only way is down.