SanDisk announces 4TB SSD, hopes for 8TB next year

SanDisk this week announced the industry's first 4TB enterprise-class SAS solid-state drive (SSD) in its Optimus MAX product based on 19-nanometer process technology.

The company also unveiled three new Lightning II 12 Gbps performance SAS SSDs with capacities of up to 1.6TB.

In all, SanDisk announced four new data center-class SSDs. As the drives are enterprise-class, which are typically sold through third parties, SanDisk did not announce pricing with the new drives. Along with the new drives, SanDisk confirmed that the company hopes to release 6TB and 8TB Optimus MAX SSDs in a 2.5-in. size next year -- surpassing anything previously offered by manufacturers.