In the market of Solid state drives manufacturers are emphasizing on more and more capacity – now you can easily get the models with the capacity of 960 GB or 1 TB. Fixstars Solutions Company decided to go a step further and announced a model that can accommodate up to 5 TB of data.
Fixstars introduced 2.5 inch SSD with a whopping storage capacity of 5 TB
Currently on offer from the Japanese manufacturer you can find models with a capacity of 1 TB (SSD-1000M) and 3 TB (SSD-3000M) – both closed with a 2.5-inch casing with a thickness of 9.5 mm.
The manufacturer used its proprietary controller and memory chip 19 nm MLC NAND, so that drive performance goes back to 520/350 MB / s in standard mode and 520/500 MB / s Boost mode (most likely using a cache of SLC NAND). It is worth noting that these models are designed for professional applications such as computational clusters, data centers and advanced driver assistance systems.
Disk 3 TB has been available in Japan since last November and the version of 1TB recently went on sale in the United States – the price is $999 there. The manufacturer boasts that this quarter is attached to a series of SSD-5000M model with a capacity of 5 TB. Unfortunately its exact specifications and the price is not yet known.