Samsung’s New SSD: Will It End Consumer Need for Cloud Storage?

Since March 2016, the largest 2.5-inch Solid State Drive (SSD) anyone could buy was one made by Samsung with a capacity of 15 terabytes. Samsung recently announced that it began the mass production of a new SSD with an over 30 terabytes capacity in a press release.

According to Samsung, the new SSD doubles the capacity and performance of its predecessor from the same company. Samsung was able to achieve this capacity by embedding 32 1GB NAND flash memory packages into the SSD. The combined capacity they offer allows for the storing of up to 5700 full HD movies on the disk, assuming an average movie size of 5 gigabytes.

In addition to the increase in capacity, Samsung claims their new SSD will have twice the performance of the previous generation. The company promises the SSD will have a reading speed of 2,100 MB/s and a writing speed of 1,700 MB/s.

While the press release by Samsung makes it clear the new SSD is marketed for enterprise customers, they didn’t hold back boasting about the impact this new technological advancement will have on all markets. “we are once again shattering the enterprise storage capacity barrier, and in the process, opening up new horizons for ultra-high capacity storage systems worldwide” said Jaesoo Han, the executive vice president of Samsung Electronics’ Memory Sales & Marketing Team.

While this new SSD is definitely good news for the enterprise sector, including providers of cloud storage, it also challenges consumer need for such solutions. The major challenge facing consumer adoption of cloud storage services is the lack of reliable and fast internet connections across different locations without bandwidth limiting. With these hurdles still in place, the potential price drop in cloud storage technological advances in SSD manufacturing will not be enough to reverse consumer’s attitudes towards cloud storage.

Consumer electronics are likely to benefit from the advances in SSD technology more than anyone else. This will meet the increasing demands of smartphones users who continue to seek larger built-in storage capacities. Video game consoles also demand more and more onboard storage to accommodate customer expectations of larger settings and content. The increasing demand for both 4K video and offline viewing capabilities streaming services are met with can also be potentially satisfied with the rapid advancements in storage technology.

In conclusion, the advancements in storage technology might not end the need for cloud storage as backup services. However, it appears their intended role as practical storage is only being further obscured.

Samsung’s Game Changer: Their Newest 30TB SSD

Today, Samsung has revolutionized the computer world.

They have successfully put out their newest soild state drive, one which holds 30 terabytes of information. This is the biggest drive to ever be released in a small, compact 2.5 inch body. Samsung broke their previous record of worlds largest 2.5 inch SSD, which was only 16 terabytes, back in 2016.

According to The Verge, the drive is manufactured with 32 sticks of NAND flash packages, each able to hold 1TB. Along with this new breakthrough in storage technology, Samsung claims that their new SSD is able to clock in read/write times of 40,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS, respectively. That is nearly four times the write speed of every other SSD in the market.

The controller inside of the SSD is fascinating in and of itself. The controller merges 9 different controllers into one singular controller, making it as efficient as having 9 other SSD cards inside your machine. This is what makes the insane read/write times of the PM1643 possible.

The PM1643 also uses a new technology in SSD cards to help utilize storage. Through Silicon Valley (TSV) technology is used to bind the 20 8GB DDR4 chips together. This technology allows the PM1643 to have 40 gigabytes of DDR4-RAM. This is the first time that TSV-DRAM technology has even been used inside of an SSD card.

As for the future? Samsung executive Jaesoo Han says that Samsung will “..continue to move aggressively in meeting the shifting demand of SSDs over 10 terabytes and at the same time, accelerating adoption of our trail-blazing storage solutions in a new age of enterprise systems”. They are also releasing 15.36 TB, 7.68 TB, 3.84 TB, 1.92 TB, 960 GB and 800 GB versions of this revolutionary new SSD. A release date has not been given for the new PM1643, but mass production for the card started back in January, so we can only hope that this trail-blazing new SSD card hits the shelves soon across the world.

Galaxy Note 8 Slated for August Release

Samsung has made it official. According to CNet, the mobile giant will be rolling out its next giant phone and then hope and pray the exploding that’s going on is sales. The Galaxy Note 8 is slated for an August release and the company will be looking to put the disaster of the Note 7 behind it when the new Phablet launches.

The company allowed for the mention of the Galaxy Note 8 but then clammed up when it came time to give any details. What we do know is that this will be the first big test as to whether or not the company has actually fixed the issue it was running into when it came to an exploding battery.

There are other design flaws analysts are hoping Samsung will fix with this latest release. The company has released a kind of fingerprint scanner that is similar to what the iPhones offer. The problem so far, has been when those scanners are released, they tended to be above the glass.

This allowed them to get dirty and to scratch and would then stop working. Considering the scanners were used to unlock the phone and handle mobile payments, that became more than a small problem. Of course, there were ways to unlock the phone using a code, but that made the point of having the finger print scanner at all rather pointless.

Samsung is going to have to hit it out of the park, because they will have steep competition, especially in late August. Apple is expected to be rolling out its 10th-anniversary phone and most expect there to be some serious bells and whistles attached. Until either phone is officially announced, we’re going to have to wait and see just what the companies have decided to offer up to the public.

How Monitors Are Improving Entertainment and Technology

There have been a lot of changes to the entertainment industry. For one thing, the technology for watching movies and playing games always involved one aspect ratio. As a result, if there is anything that has been produced for a different ratio, then it has to either be cropped or letterboxed. As a result, there has been some confusion and disappointment in the results. Now, Samsung has been at work in bringing tons of innovation to people. For one thing, they have come up with different shapes of monitors beyond the 16:9 aspect ratio. They have brought forth 21:9, 2.4:1, and now 32:9.


These monitors come with a lot of good potential for entertainment. For one thing, it is no longer necessary to put up with those annoying black bars. This also encourages producers of games and movies to experiment with alternate aspect ratios. They no longer have to deal with the complaints of black bars from customers that just want to have their screens filled. Customers are also going to be made aware of different options for aspect ratios. This makes it really fun for people who may want to have different options for entertainment.


While these monitors are amazing to look at, it is highly unlikely that these monitors are going to be translated to televisions. HDTVs are going to maintain their 16:9 ratio for a long time to come. Another thing that is makes these monitors unique is that they have a slightly higher resolutions than UHD televisions. They are a bit closer to theatrical 4K as opposed to the home version of 4K. Therefore, as technology develops, people will eventually get to see how powerful these items can be.


Samsung Brings Forth A New Aspect Ratio For Computer Monitors

While people are marveling at the change in aspect ratios for TVs, Samsung has been releasing a lot of new monitors of different aspect ratios for computers. The computer world already has TVs beat with the new 21:9 sets which are roughly the shape of CinemaScope theater screens. Now, Samsung has released two new aspect ratios. One is the 2.4:1 monitor and the staggering 32:9 monitor. The 32:9 monitor is the widest that one is going to get. To make things even better, the screens are curved for the monitors which give it a cinematic quality.


Customers are initially going to use it for gaming. However, there are other uses for it. For one thing, this gives people the chance to watch some of their favorite movies in their full aspect ratio without having to put up with black bars that come with letterboxing. However, as with the movie theaters, some movies are going to be in a smaller aspect ratio and will appear in the middle of the screen with black bars on the side of the image. For the 2.4:1 screen, some films will not have black bars. However, the 32:9 device is going to always have black bars on the side because there are no films that have been shot in that ratio. However, it is exciting to watch even ultra wide movies and experience the full effect of 70MM spectacles like How The West Was Won.


One of the best things about these different aspect ratios is that it is allowing more room for art. As one would know, many paintings are shown in a wide variety of aspect ratios. The attempts to make everything uniform is rather criminal.