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Toshiba predicts 128TB SSD by 2018

Toshiba predicts 128TB SSD by 2018

Toshiba predicts 128TB SSD by 2018

Toshiba predicts 128TB SSD by 2018

 

Toshiba predicts that SSD size will double every year until 2018, meaning that 128TB SSD should be on the market by 2018, easily beating mechanical hard drives in terms of storage per drive. 

These increases in capacity will be due to VNAND and other technologies which will increase the capacity of NAND chips as well as increase in both reliability and speeds o NAND when compared to currently available planar/2D NAND.

  Toshiba predicts 128TB SSD by 2018  

Toshiba also plan on developing 4-bit data (QLC) NAND to replace today's 3-bit (TLC) NAND, which will allow Toshiba to increase the capacity of Solid State drives by 33%, which is a massive increase considering that no additional silicon is used (in theory).

Right now TLC NAND has several disadvantages to 2-bit (MLC) NAND, with a lower lifespan and lightly decreased speeds. This will likely place Tohiba's 4-bit NAND as a storage medium that is useful only for long terms storage which are placed under relatively light workloads, such as dedicated storage devices.

 

You can join the discussion on Toshiba's planned 128TB SSDs on the OC3D Forums.  

 

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25-08-2015, 22:04:31

NeverBackDown
So we would need some serious BIOS updates to even recognize the drives. Also don't think Windows would know what to do. Probably BSOD

Also don't think Toshiba should make 4bit layered Nand(QLC). Think that's pushing it. It would be really slow and very quickly die. Vertical techniques wouldn't help much either.Quote

26-08-2015, 10:51:02

whitejackale
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
So we would need some serious BIOS updates to even recognize the drives. Also don't think Windows would know what to do. Probably BSOD

Also don't think Toshiba should make 4bit layered Nand(QLC). Think that's pushing it. It would be really slow and very quickly die. Vertical techniques wouldn't help much either.
Doesn't ntsf support 256 terabytes though?Quote

26-08-2015, 11:56:31

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by whitejackale View Post
Doesn't ntsf support 256 terabytes though?
You need to use the GPT format when going over 3TB I think.. Also think the max Harddrive size for a single drive is 16TB but not much info on the web, so not sure.Quote

26-08-2015, 13:10:39

whitejackale
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
You need to use the GPT format when going over 3TB I think.. Also think the max Harddrive size for a single drive is 16TB but not much info on the web, so not sure.
From what I managed to find, GPT allows for a maximum size of 9.4 zettabytes, which is around 9.4 billion terabytes.

But, I also read that the maximum size for ntsf is only 256 terabytes. I believe this is software based though, so they can probably modify it to increase the size when needed.Quote

26-08-2015, 15:01:26

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by whitejackale View Post
From what I managed to find, GPT allows for a maximum size of 9.4 zettabytes, which is around 9.4 billion terabytes.

But, I also read that the maximum size for ntsf is only 256 terabytes. I believe this is software based though, so they can probably modify it to increase the size when needed.
Windows won't recognize that amount of storageQuote
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