Got a high bandwidth video camera that fills a piddly 4TB SSD in too short of a time? How about a 13TB SSD!
Fixstars certainly gets cool points for launching such a high capacity SSD, but there are a few things to consider here. These are not meant to be written in a random fashion and are primarily geared towards media creation (8k RAW video). Filling at saturated SATA bandwidth, these will take about 7 hours to fill, and just as long to empty onto that crazy high end editing machine. But hey, if you can afford 13TB of flash (likely ~$13,000) just to record your video content, then your desktop should be even beefier.
The take home point here is that this is not a consumer device, and it would not work out well even for pro gamers with money to burn. The random write performance is likely poor enough that it could not handle a Steam download over a high end broadband link.
Fixstars Launches SSD-13000M, the World’s Largest 13TB SSD for Applications such as Object Storage and Streaming Content Distribution
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016 – Irvine, CA – Fixstars Corporation (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Satoshi Miki, Hereafter: Fixstars) has officially launched two new products: the 10TB Fixstars SSD-10000M, and the Fixstars SSD-13000M, which stands as the world’s largest SSD*1 (13TB*2 of capacity). Starting January 13th, 2016, Fixstars will be accepting orders which are expected to ship to US customers late February.
The SSD-13000M and SSD-10000M are equipped with Fixstars proprietary SSD controller, which enables the fast, sustainable I/O performance (read speeds of up to 540 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 520 MB/s) throughout the lifetime of the SSD. The combination of such high performance and enterprise-grade reliability is proven to be highly sought after in applications such as object storage, streaming content distribution, CG/VFX productions, 4K/8K video processing and various other use cases in which steady sequential access is critical.
Satoshi Miki, CEO of Fixstars Corporation, gave the following comments,
“Continuing the development of the world’s highest capacity SSD product line, we are pleased to take capacity one step further and present the SSD-13000M. The Fixstars SSD series has been highly regarded for their distinct reliability on steady read/write performance that lasts over time. Having met user expectations for higher capacities, Fixstars will continue to innovate and provide unique storage solutions to it’s customers in Japan and in the U.S.”
For more information, please visit http://www.fixstars.com/en/ssd/
*1 Based on the shipping models of 2.5 inch, 15mm SSDs as of January 12th, 2016
*2 1TB＝1,000,000,000,000 Bytes. The actual user space will be smaller.
*3 Based on the shipping models of 2.5 inch, 9.5mm SSDs as of May 7th, 2015