SSDs offer way better performance and transfer rates than the conventional HDDs with rotating disks. SSD have similar functioning as that of RAMs except for the fact that they retain data even after loosing power. Recently, Samsung launched a 30TB SSD (1 TB SSD costs nearly INR 28,000). This record has been broken in less than a month by Nimbus Data, which launched a 100TB SSD called ExaDrive DC100, world’s largest SSD till date.

Nimbus Data has announced their new SSD just a few days back. It has 3D NAND Flash memory-based server SSD with a 100 TB capacity. In terms of use, it’s a digital ocean that can store 200 million songs, 20,000 HD movies, or 2,000 iPhones worth of data. The ExaDrive DC100 has been designed for both data center and edge applications, offering unmatched capacity in an ultra-low power design.

World's largest SSD: ExDrive DC100
Image Credit: Nimbus Data

Resources Used by ExaDrive DC100:

You can just “plug-n-play” it to get going. This size makes it perfect for computers and servers. Nimbus’s DC100 consumes around 85% less power per TB than other similar SSDs and delivers a 42% reduction in per TB ownership cost. 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.

ExaDrive DC100 Performance:

Talking about the performance, the ExaDrive can perform random 100,000 read/write IOPs. It has been designed with a focus on capacity and efficiency rather than speed but still, the sequential read/write operations go as whooping as 500MB/s (that’s MegaBytes).The company guarantees five years of “unlimited endurance” for this particular model; it has integrated capacitors to help protect data when power is suddenly lost. That’s an important factor for enterprises because one can’t afford to lose such enormous amount of data.

World's largest SSD: ExDrive DC100
Image Credit: Nimbus Data

Nimbus will be launching their ExaDrive DC100 SSD, along with a lower capacity 50TB model,in the coming summer. The company has already sent out testing units to potential customers and enterprise for a run. Its pricing will be similar to existing SSDs on a per TB basis. As i said earlier, a 1 TB SSD costs around INR 28000 ( $429.52). It won’t be coming cheap.

Huge storage solutions like this aren’t intended for everyday customers. Well if you have money, you can download the Internet in these. Innovations like this are shaping the tomorrow. These will help users to access their data with more speed and store them too without worrying about loss.

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