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SanDisk is planning to release 6TB and 8TB SSDs in 2016

SanDisk is planning to release 6TB and 8TB SSDs in 2016

SanDisk is planning to release 6TB and 8TB SSDs in 2016

SanDisk is planning to release 6TB and 8TB SSDs in 2016

 

SanDisk released their first 4TB Datacenter SSDs in 2014 and are now planning to release 6TB and 8TB Datacenter-class SSDs in 2016. 

The SanDisk Optimus Max 4TB solid-state SSDs was introduced back in 2013 supporting the SAS infrastructure, SSD-class performance and high density storage. It was launched to be a direct replacement of existing high speed 10K and 15K rpm hard disk drives.

While these SSDs are not the fastest on the market, with 400MB/s reads and 75K and 15K read and write IOPs, they are faster and more reliable than equivalent mechanical hard drives. 

 

The Optimus Max SSD has become an important high capacity solution for one of our OEM customer’s all flash array offerings. Several other OEM and hyperscale customers are now qualifying our 4TB enterprise SAS SSD because they see the value of reducing their total cost of acquisition and ownership by utilizing this highest capacity solution.

We are developing our next-generation 15nm NAND flash-based 12Gb/s SAS SSD with higher capacity and performance. We expect to introduce that solution to market in 2016 with revenue contribution starting in late 2016.

  

SanDisk is planning to release 6TB and 8TB SSDs in 2016

SanDisk is planning to release 6TB and 8TB SSDs in 2016  

Sandisk say that these enterprise grade high capacity SSDs are in high demand by OEMs, adding that higher capacity/ higher speed versions of such SSDs will be coming to the market in the future using future technologies such as the new NVMe standard and vertically stacked NAND, otherwise known as vNAND and 3D NAND.

Within the next few years SSD technology is expected to go through a revolution, in terms of speed, capacity and pricing. By 2020 it is expected that Mechanical hard drives will begin to be completely phased out by SSDs, unless the cost/GB of mechanical hard drives decreases at the same rate as SSDs. 

 

You can join the discussion on Sandisk's Future 6TB and 8TB SSDs on the OC3D Forums. Do you think SSDs will completely phase out HHDs in the future?

 

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26-07-2015, 09:09:37

MrKambo
See this is progress, but im wondering, can SSD's of such massive capacity maintain such high levels of read and write speeds, or would they be sacrificed in aid of read and write accuracy?

I mean the slowest of SSD's is faster than most HDD's, but when you have something of this capacity, you have to assume people using them would be people like video editors or photoshop gods who would need to use them as scratch drives or even writing gameplay videos or live streams etc etc, and there is nothing worse than dropped frames when filming or creating some kind of content.Quote

26-07-2015, 09:33:14

Chrazey
I like it, this is what I think everyone is after... a fullout SSD system, with massive capacities in terms of storage.

Myself is very interested in 2-4TB's, but of course... the money is always the one that decides at the end of the day.

But also as MrKambo pointed out above.Quote

26-07-2015, 12:45:35

Asen
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrKambo View Post
See this is progress, but im wondering, can SSD's of such massive capacity maintain such high levels of read and write speeds, or would they be sacrificed in aid of read and write accuracy?

I mean the slowest of SSD's is faster than most HDD's, but when you have something of this capacity, you have to assume people using them would be people like video editors or photoshop gods who would need to use them as scratch drives or even writing gameplay videos or live streams etc etc, and there is nothing worse than dropped frames when filming or creating some kind of content.
Maybe they use them in raid and they reach the speeds they need. At the end of the day a lower performance SSD to today's standards, is an alien beast compared to the best HDD. It is simply faster, I don't know of an HDD having reads above 200Mb/s, this is pretty low for an SSD.
I was also wondering how low should the prices come for decent size SSDs, because they're still to high. I bought a 2Tb HDD for around 115$, which makes 0.058cents per Gig, that's mindblowing. If I search for an SSD of that price, let's say an Sam EVO 850 that costs 110$, it means that I pay 0.44 cents per Gig, it's around 9 times more. Prices have to drop drasticly if we are willing to see some large SSDs mainstream. It would be great if in 2017 you can buy a 1Tb SSD for 115$.Quote

26-07-2015, 12:46:57

Thelosouvlakia
I'll take 4! Time to raidQuote

26-07-2015, 16:08:26

MrKambo
Quote:
Originally Posted by Asen View Post
Maybe they use them in raid and they reach the speeds they need. At the end of the day a lower performance SSD to today's standards, is an alien beast compared to the best HDD. It is simply faster, I don't know of an HDD having reads above 200Mb/s, this is pretty low for an SSD.
Yeah RAID could work, but then you have to ask yourself RAID 0 2x8TB SSD, ok they're now fast, but how much does the data loss risk increase by, i mean anyone using RAID 0 as storage solution needs to be spoken with but the risk increases dramatically then!

I wouldn't wanna wake up one morning and my array decided to die over night and i loss someones wedding footage not to mention the 15-20 hours ive put into editing, obviously at that point youll need nightly backups or something, but then it starts to get expensive, does that then negate the need/use of massive SSD's?Quote
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