Seagate has created an experimental 60TB SSD drive, which is designed for advanced future corporate applications, as the boundary lines of massive high speed storage are being explored by OEM vendors

http://www.pcmag.com/news/346904/seagate-unveils-60tb-solid-state-drive

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/09/flashy_seagate_demonstrates_monster_60tb_ssd/

Seagate achieved the gargantuan storage capacity of its new SSD by making it twice as dense as the Samsung device. It can accommodate 400 million social media-sized photos, or 12,000 DVD movies. It’s currently just a prototype, but Seagate plans to put it into production next year.   Seagate also boasts that its drive features the lowest cost per gigabyte of any flash storage product currently available. It won’t say what that cost is, though it will likely vary depending on contracts Seagate has with its enterprise customers. The highest-capacity consumer SSD, a 4TB Samsung 850 EVO, costs a cool $1,500.

While packing 60TB into a single SSD might sound like overkill—plenty of cheaper servers run just fine on much cheaper conventional drives—Seagate is planning for a future when artificial intelligence and cloud storage will demand that data centers to be capable of quickly processing immense amounts of throughput.

Don’t count us out of the flash drive business. That’s Seagate’s message at the Flash Memory Summit as it shows off another two new SSD products: an 8TB NVMe drive, and a massive 60TB SSD demo in a 3.5-inch form factor. The 60TB shows what’s possible if you cram more than a 1,000 Micron 3D NAND dice into a full-size, 3.5-inch disk form factor package. We understand it has dual port 12Gbit/s SAS interface and 150,000 random read IOPS, undisclosed write IOPS (suspect a relatively low number). The sequential read/write numbers are 1.5 and 1.0GB/sec.