To a large extent, one of the reasons why HDD’s (hard disk drives) are favoured over SSD’s (solid-state drives) is the storage size limitation. This is because, in the early days of the SSD’s, the storage size was considerably smaller than that of the HDD’s, making them less ideal, if you have a lot of files.
However, in recent years, we have seen SSD’s come with larger storage volumes, but if you’re looking for even more storage, you will be pleased to learn that the team at SanDisk has revealed a prototype SSD that comes with a whopping 8TB of storage.
The company claims that this will make it the world’s largest, pocket-sized SSD with an unrivalled transfer rate of 20Gbps. Details about its performance and features remain unknown, however, it is worthy to note that this is a prototype, meaning that if and when SanDisk ever gets around to releasing it, the final version could be different from this prototype.
That said, it wouldn’t be a surprise if SanDisk were the first to debut an 8TB SSD given that the company was the first to launch a 1TB microSD card.
There’s no price or release date for the new drive yet, but we imagine that the drive won’t come cheap whenever it does launch.