The manufacturer of storage solutions Pure Storage explains that in three years it will be able to produce drives or SSDs with a storage capacity of 300 TB. This was revealed by the company’s CTO Alex McMullan to the Blocks & Files website. In the future, the layers of the chips of 3D NAND flash memory should be significantly increased to enable such capacities.
Storage manufacturer Pure Storage is ambitious about its plans to increase the storage capacity of SSDs. Pure Storage CTO Alex McMullan spoke to the website Blocks & Files about expanding the storage capacity of SSDs to 300 TB by 2026. Pure’s SSDs are referred to as direct flash modules, which are basically a collection of 3D NAND chips managed by a custom SSD controller and loaded into FlashArray systems are to be used as well as on a FlashBlade -Operating system running.
Way ahead of the competition
Alex McMullan explains how he sees the future: “Our plan for the next few years is to take our competitive position in hard drives into a whole new area. Today we ship 24 TB and 48 TB drives. You can from We can expect a number of announcements on ever larger hard drive sizes at our Accelerate conference, and our goal is to offer 300TB hard drives by 2026.”
Other manufacturers are said to be a long way from such capacities. Toshiba sees an increase to just 40 TB by 2026 as realistic. Seagate should be able to realize 50 TB SSDs by 2025, and the capacity should be 100 TB by 2030. The advantage in terms of storage amounts with Pure Storage compared to the competition would be a factor of five to six.
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Alex McMullan also has a reason for why he believes Pure Storage will soon be able to produce 300TB DFMs. According to their own statements, chip factories are currently supplying the manufacturer with 3D NAND chips with layers in quantities ranging from 112 to 160 pieces. In the next five years, providers should be able to increase their quota to 400 to 500 layers, which according to Alex McMullan will help Pure Storage all by itself.
Source: via Blocks & Files