Toshiba raises SSD storage capacity to 7.68TB

Toshiba’s been lagging in the race to raise storage capacity in solid-state drives, but has taken a step forward with its new 7.68TB ZD6000 SSD.

The new drive is the highest-capacity SSD announced by Toshiba to date, up from its prior high of 4TB.

But it’s still way behind Samsung, which started shipping a 15.36TB SSD earlier this year.

The ZD6000 is exactly half the size of Samsung’s highest capacity drive, but Toshiba could exceed 8TB soon. It’s a matter of cramming more chips in a drive, and Toshiba has the manufacturing technology to make that possible.