The World’s Largest SSD is Now 100TB

It seems the competition for the title of “world’s highest capacity SSD” is heating up. Just a month after Samsung announced an industry-leading 30TB SSD, the bar has just been raised over three times higher. The company Nimbus Data has unveiled a monstrous 100TB SSD.

The new “ExaDrive DC series raises the bar in SSD power efficiency, density, and write endurance,” Nimbus says, and the ExaDrive DC100 boasts over three times the capacity of the nearest competitor on the market.

Despite its hefty storage capacity, the ExaDrive DC100 also claims to be the world’s most efficient SSD, drawing 85% less power per terabyte (0.1 watts/TB) compared to competitors. Nimbus says this translates to a 42% reduction in the cost of ownership per terabyte.

The drive has enough “capacity to store 20 million songs, 20,000 HD movies, or 2,000 iPhones worth of data in a device small enough to fit in your back pocket,” Nimbus says. In photographic terms, the ExaDrive DC100 can store 2 million RAW photos that weigh 50MB each.

Compatibility-wise, the ExaDrive DC100 features the same 3.5″ form factor and SATA interface used by standard hard drives, allowing you to easily install it in a plug-and-play manner.

In the area of longevity, the ExaDrive DC100 has a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 2.5 million hours, or over 285 years.

Like with all other SSDs in this capacity range, the ExaDrive DC100 is geared toward industrial applications such as datacenter racks, but Nimbus does say “digital imaging” is one of the prime uses.

The ExaDrive DC100 will be available in the summer of 2018. While pricing has yet to be announced, Nimbus has revealed that the drive will be “similar to existing enterprise SSDs on a per terabyte basis.” In other words, it’ll only cost you tens of thousands of dollars to buy one.

(via Nimbus Data via Engadget)