Remember the time you had to store large data files in an external hard drive because your SSD was low on storage? Well, a company named Fixstars has a solution for that. It just released the Fixstars SSD-13000M, which is a 13TB 2.5-inch drive, effectively making it the largest SSD drive in the world.
Apart from the 13TB model, Fixstars has also released a 10TB model for those who don’t need such a large drive (or can’t afford the 13TB one). Both these solid state drives offer read speeds of up to 540MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 520 MB/s.
Having such large capacity, the SSD sports a temperature control system that aims to minimise any risk of heat damage to the drive. In addition to that, there is also a high durability mode where once activated, users will be able to extend the longevity of the drive by three folds. That said, the catch of this feature is that the user’s storage space will be halved, leaving them with a mere 6.5TB.
Samsung is also in the running to claim the ‘world’s largest SSD’ title, with its whopping 16TB drive announced back in August of 2015. However, until the Korean giant does that, Fixstars will hold the title, at least for now.
The price? Rest assured that these drives are not aimed at the average user, but more to enterprises that require heavy-duty data and video processing. However, if you can afford them, why not? Fixstars’ spokesmen has told PC World that these drives will roughly be priced at USD$13,000 (approximately RM57,200), with shipping to start approximately by the end of February in the U.S.