Six Terabyte Solid State Drive Just 2.5 Inches

Fixstars has released the world's first six terabyte solid state drive (SSD), to be shipped in late July in the United States.


(Six terabyte solid state drive)

That's the news from Fixstars, which has announced a 2.5" SSD with a capacity of 6TB. The announcement on Thursday said it was the world's largest 2.5-inch SATA SSD. The Fixstars SSD-6000M will use 15nm flash memory packed into a 2.5″ form factor. Read speeds are expected to be up to 540MB/s and write speeds of up to 520MB/s for sequential access.

Perhaps you recall the Schrön Loop from Dan Simmons excellent, award-winning 1989 novel Hyperion.

The Schrön loop was tiny, no larger than my thumbnail, and very expensive. It held countless field-bubble memories, each capable of holding near infinite bits of information. Schrön loops could not be accessed by the biological carrier and thus were used for courier purposes. A man or woman could carry AIs or complete planetary dataspheres in a Schrön loop.

Via PhysOrg.

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