The world's largest SSD clocks in at 100TB

The world's largest SSD clocks in at 100TB

The world's largest SSD clocks in at 100TB

We like big SSDs and we can not lie! To put that in perspective, Samsung just began sampling its 30TB PM1643 Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) SSD for enterprise customers.

As you might guess, the cost of the 100TB SSD may be quite high.

"All of that storage comes in the standard 3.5" form factor and a single rack of DC100 SSDs can bump the storage to 100 petabytes in data centers.

The DC100 achieves up to 100,000 IOPS (read or write) and up to 500MBps throughput.

We're looking at read/write speeds of 500MB/sec, so it won't be breaking speed records against the NVMe-based SSDs, but they can't come close to the 100TB of pure storage strength here from Nimbus Data. This puts it near the top of the class in the enterprise sector for SATA SSDs.

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Thomas Isakovich, CEO and founder of Nimbus Data, says that the power efficiency of the drive means it will draw 85 percent less power per terabyte. In other words, it's a digital warehouse that can store 200 million songs, 20,000 HD movies, or 2,000 iPhones worth of data.

Nimbus Data is confident the drive can help accelerate flash memory adoption in both cloud infrastructure and edge computing, it said. It has been designed with a focus on capacity and efficiency rather than speed.

The ExaDrive DC100 (which will also be offered in a 50TB flavor) has a five year warranty and is guaranteed for "unlimited endurance" during that period.

Pricing is not yet available, but the ExaDrive DC100 is scheduled to be widely available for customers by Summer 2018.

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