▲ Vice-Minister of Science & ICT Min Wonki (left) and Executive Vice President Kyung Kye Hyun of the Samsung Electronics Memory Business Division Solutions Development Office (right) pose for a commemorative photo after receiving the Presidential AwardSamsung Electronics is leading the global premium storage market through its “super-gap” technologies. Let’s take a closer look. Samsung SSDs: Pioneering a new storage market paradigm
▲ (Card News) “Key technologies in Samsung Electronics’ 30.72TB SAS SSD”Samsung Electronics opened the doors to an entirely new storage market in 2006 with the launch of the HDD-that replaced the “32GB SSD”. Then, in 2016, Samsung became the first in the industry to break through the 10TB mark, and in 2018 launched a 30.72TB product, the largest single-drive storage solution ever. Samsung’s “super-gap” technology multiplied storage capacity by more than 1,000 times in just 12 years since the launch of the first SSD.
▲ “Key technologies in Samsung Electronics’ 30.72TB SAS SSD”Samsung did more than just double both speed and capacity; in the span of just two years, “innovative software and process technologies” never before implemented in memory products were developed as well. These technologies were able to meet the demand of global IT customers seeking broader applications for ultra-high capacity SSDs, introducing an entirely new paradigm into the SDD market.
▲The faces behind Samsung Electronics’ presidential award-winning “30.72TB SAS SSD”We met with the engineers behind the planning, development, and completion of this groundbreaking product. They had much to say about the advantages of the product, as well as some interesting stories to share from its development.
▲Vice President Oh Moon Wook (right) and Executive Vice President Kyung Kye Hyun (left) of the Samsung Electronics Memory Business DivisionExecutive Vice President Kyung Kye Hyun of the Samsung Electronics Memory Business Division “Samsung Electronics leads the memory market with unrivaled technologies. The presidential award-winning 30.72TB SAS SSD is a prime example of Samsung Electronics’ technology leadership. There was a great deal of hard work by our Memory Business Division staff, all the way from planning and development to manufacture and sales. I’d like to give credit to our employees for making this great honor possible. Upcoming super-gap technology innovations in areas such as V-NAND, controllers, software, and solutions promise even better and more competitive SSD products. By continuing to meet the demands of our global customers and expanding the market, we hope to further the global dominance of Korean semiconductors.” Vice President Oh Moon Wook of the Samsung Electronics Memory Business Division “Samsung Electronics is mass-producing and supplying the industry’s first 30.72TB SSDs. The achievement owes to Samsung’s technology leadership in hardware and software development, high product quality, and the resulting customer confidence. We intend to maintain this super-gap in high-capacity SSD products, staying at the forefront of market growth.”