Samsung SSD stores up to 12 TB in a volume of only 4TB

Samsung SSD stores up to 12 TB in a volume of only 4TB

It is about the storage in SSDs and above all the compression, in order to save space and volume. The new SSDs are capable of storing up to 12 TB in a volume of only 4 TB.

SmartSSD CSD is the name given to this new technology for storage units. "Computational Storage Drive" is the meaning of the final acronym, and it all has to do with software optimization on the SSD. They have essentially placed a processor inside the SSD to take care of certain tasks and optimize the available space.

Samsung's new internal processor SSDs have two main objectives: One of them is to take processing tasks away from the main computer chip. By allocating storage-related tasks directly to the SSD, the workload for the CPU is lightened and therefore better performance can be obtained from the entire computer. For example, it can take care of encrypting and decrypting saved content.

The second goal is to compress and decompress the data in real time directly on the SSD. Using software we can compress files so that they take up less space, and although this is not a technological innovation since it has been working like this for some time, in this case what is sought is to do it in real time and automatically.

In this way much more information can be stored on the SSD without increasing its capacity. It is as if every time something was copied to the SSD or the SSD, the files were compressed or decompressed in a .zip or .tar for example.

The first of Samsung's SSDs introduced with this technology is the size of a 2.5-inch SSD. The difference in its external design is the connection, which is no longer SATA: It seeks to obtain faster data transmission, promising sequential read speeds of up to 3,500 MB / s and sequential write speeds of up to 3,200 MB / s.


Date update on 2020-11-17. Date published on 2020-11-17. Category: Computer class Author: Oscar olg Fuente: mdtech