Solidigm Unveils 15TB SSD: The Most Affordable Large Capacity Drive, but Compatibility Concerns Arise

Solidigm Unveils 15TB SSD: The Most Affordable Large Capacity Drive, but Compatibility Concerns Arise

The D5-P5430 utilizes newer 192-layer NAND technology, delivering a higher endurance rating than its predecessor, the D5-P5316. Solidigm quotes a DWPD (drives written per day) of 0.58 for random workloads with a 4KB indirection unit, equating to approximately 32 Petabytes written. In comparison, the recently announced 6500 ION SSD from Micron achieves a DWPD of 0.3 with a 4KB IU.

Notably, the D5-P5430 is available in a 7.5mm E3.S form factor, enabling greater drive density by allowing more drives to be placed closer together. This opens up the possibility of building storage systems with impressive capacities, such as packing over 600TB in a 1U configuration or a staggering 1.2PB in a 2U configuration using 40 drives.