Subject: Storage | October 29, 2015 - 03:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: novachips, Scalar Series, 4TB SSD, 8TB SSD, HLNAND
Yes, if you have the money you can now pick up SSDs of 4TB or larger, but you will be paying a premium. Novachips uses HLNAND to acheive this density, a technology that The SSD Review describes as being similar to Thunderbolt in that it daisy-chains together flash memory to allow high access speeds even when the storage medium is stacked this high. Novachips uses a proprietary NVS3800 controller which is ARM-based and provides eight channels. Check out the full review to see these drives in action but before you get too excited the MSRP of these drives is going to be about $0.65/GB.
"Novachips has just introduced the worlds largest capacity notebook SSDs through its development of HLNAND and The SSD Review has the exclusive first review of both. Their Scalar 4/8TB SSDs are the first single controller 2.5" SSDs of these volumes, and both have top tier SATA 3 speedsa along with a low heat and power draw."
Here are some more Storage reviews from around the web:
- Samsung's 950 Pro @ The Tech Report
- Samsung SSD 950 PRO @ Benchmark Reviews
- amsung 950 Pro M.2 NVME @ The SSD Review
- Mushkin Atlas Vital 250GB M.2 SSD @ Bjorn3d
- Silicon Power Slim S80 240GB SSD Review @ Madshrimps
- Mushkin Striker 480GB SSD, Mush On! @ Bjorn3d
- Patriot Ignite 480GB @ eTeknix
- 6TB Western Digital Black @ Tech ARP
- ASUSTOR AS6202T NAS @ Bjorn3d
- Thecus W2000+ NAS @ Bjorn3d
Subject: General Tech, Storage | May 6, 2014 - 03:46 AM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: toshiba, ssd, sandisk, 4TB SSD
If you are an enterprise, SanDisk is getting a bit SAS-y with some pretty large SSDs. How large? 4TB. Not large enough? Why are you the way you are. Also, according to VR-Zone, 6TB and 8TB versions will follow, in 2015 (Update: 5/6/2014 @ 5:56pm EST -- VR-Zone might have meant "16TB"... as Tom's IT Pro claims to have heard from SanDisk). These drives will be produced with 19nm NAND, not utilizing the 15nm cells from their partnership with Toshiba. SanDisk claims their choice of 19nm was for reliability. Also, clearly, they are not suffering with density.
Speaking of reliability, the SanDisk warranty is rated in both time as well as the supported number of full drive writes per day. The Optimus MAX SSD is rated at one-to-three drive writes per day, or 4-12TB per day, over the course of its 5-year warranty.
4TB Optimus MAX SSDs are expected to launch "to select OEMs and through the channel" in Q3.