Capacity is no more a concern when it comes to SSDs, particularly not with the latest offering from Fixstars. The Tokyo-headquartered company has recently launched a new Fixstars SSD-13000M, which stands as the world’s largest SSD with a whopping 13TB 2.5-inch drive.
It is 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 drive’s lifetime.
The Fixstars SSD-13000M can be used for data storage, streaming content distribution, CG/VFX productions, 4K/8K video processing and other uses in which steady sequential access is critical.
The SSD offers a temperature control system to minimise any risk of heat-damage. There’s also an optional high durability mode which apparently triples the longevity of the drive — although with this on, storage capacity is halved. While Fixstars has started accepting orders for the device for an estimated price of $13,000, it will start shipping in the US from late February.