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This Company Has Announced The World’s First 13TB Hard Drive


Just as Samsung announced its business card sized 2TB external hard disk, another company (Fixstars) is now announcing something probably cooler; the world’s first 13TB solid-state hard drive. Most SSDs have a maximum capacity of 6TB so this is more than double what we are used to. The drive is 2.5 inch and can plug into SATA 6 slots on mother boards.

As good as it sounds though, the Japan based company wants to sell it a price you can easily put at $1 per GB and this translates to a whopping $13,000/2.5m Naira/1.3m KES which is why the company is primarily targeting organisations that require such storage capacities. This is not to say you can’t lay your hands on one if yu can afford it. Let me add that you can only buy it directly from the company as you won’t find it on other retail sites. See the specifications below;

P/N 13000MNew 10000MNew 6000M 3000M
Capacity*1 13TB 10TB 6TB 3TB
NAND Type 15nm MLC 19nm MLC
Interface SATA 6Gbps
Weight 160g 97g
Dimension 100mm x 70mm x 15mm 100mm x 70mm x 9.5mm
Sequential Read/Write Up to 580/520 MB/s*2 Up to 540/520 MB/s*2 Up to 540/500 MB/s*2
TRIM support Yes (Supported OS is required.)
Garbage Collection Yes
S.M.A.R.T Yes
Warranty     >> more info. 3 years limited
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