Intel’s 31TB SSD sees huge price drop at Walmart but it won’t fit your PC


It’s been almost five years since Samsung unveiled what was at the time the world’s largest solid-state drive (SSD) by capacity. The PM1643 was the top storage device for a very long time, but it came with a hefty price tag. In 2020 it sold for just under $8,400 and three years later it still has a hefty sticker price of $4,939.

A relative newcomer is about to change that, the Intel SSDPFWNV307TZ (soon to be Solidigm SSD D5-P5316) has come down in price and now costs less than $2,699 at Walmart (opens in new tab) (and Newegg (opens in new tab)). At just over $87/TB, it’s quite an achievement considering that 4TB PCIe Gen4 drives struggle to break the $100/TB floor.