It has not been an entire month since Samsung released its ‘world’s largest SSD’ with 30TB storage capacity and the record has already been broken by another company with the launch of an SSD with massive 100TB storage capacity.
A data storage company, Nimbus Data, revealed its new solid-state drive (SSD) that is used to store data persistently. Called ExaDrive DC100, the SSD comes in with a huge 100TB of 3D flash memory into a standard 3.5-inch SATA form factor, as informed by the company in its blog post.
Having capacity eight times than the current largest hard drive, the SSD will utilize enough memory capable of storing over 20,000 HD movies or 20 million songs. It can also read and write at incredible speeds of 500MB per second. Also, the device is designed in such a way that it’s being also called the world’s most efficient SSD by drawing as little as 0.1 Watts per TB and consuming around 85% less power per TB of storage, reported ZDNet.
Nimbus Data also offers a five-year warranty, ensuring its survival, along with covering an unlimited DWPD (Drive Writes Per Day), as compared to the usual two to five DWPD that its competition offers. The organization did not reveal anything about the pricing but, will probably be pretty expensive. Reports suggest that the drive will be available by summer this year in both 50TB and 100TB models, reported New Atlas.
“As flash memory prices decline, capacity, energy efficiency, and density will become the critical drivers of cost reduction and competitive advantage. The ExaDrive DC100 meets these challenges for both data center and edge applications, offering unmatched capacity in an ultra-low power design,” said CEO and founder of Nimbus Data, Thomas Isakovich.
Moreover, this new SSD is mostly a real interest of big cloud services or giant corporations managing data centers.