Lenovo has this week unveiled a new SSD Board they are currently developing, that is capable of supporting a capacity up to 48TB in size. The new Lenovo 48TB SSD Board is expected to be launched during the middle of 2017 and will fit in a space for two standard 2.5-inch storage drives.
The Lenovo 48TB SSD Board is capable of offering significantly more storage than is currently available using two Samsung PM1633A solid state drives (SSD) which offer 15.36TB each an fit in the same slots.
Seagate, Toshiba, NxGn Data, and Amphenol are helping Lenovo develop the SSD Board technology, as part of a program called Project Spark and Lenovo is developing the board in its research labs. The SSD board is not aimed at desktop PCs but at servers and hardware running applications such as databases and analytics, said Jonathan Hinkle, senior researcher at Lenovo. Hinkle also teased that depending upon the design and chip type used it might be possible to add more than 48TB to the boards.
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has been released as yet by Lenovo for the 48TB SSD Board, but as soon as information comes to light we will keep you updated as always.
Source: PC World