Nimbus Data Launches the World's Largest Solid State Drive

Joanna Estrada
March 20, 2018

If you're looking for more than 30TB, Nimbus Data might have the solution for you as the company has recently unveiled the new world's largest SSD which comes with a whopping 100TB worth of storage.

Nimbus Data has launched the ExaDrive DC100, a 100TB SSD.

It uses 3D NAND, and to put that capacity in perspective, it's enough space to store 20,000 HD movies.

Nimbus Data made the drive to consume 85% less power per TB of storage, so that enterprise users can use many more of them, use less power, and less physical space in their server racks. The device only reaches 100,000 IOps (read or write) and up to 500 MBps throughput.

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. This allowed the company to squeeze all that data into a standard 3.5-inch form factor, meaning that you could in theory use it as a plug-and-play replacement for your computer or server if you need extra storage. It's also the world's most energy efficient SSD, drawing as little as 0.1 Watts per TB, which is about 80 to 90 percent lower than the competition.

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. By doing away with confusing drive-writes-per-day restrictions, the DC100 offers peace of mind, reduces hardware refresh cycles, and eliminates costly support renewals. "The ExaDrive DC100 meets these challenges for both data center and edge applications, offering unmatched capacity in an ultra-low power design". The DC100 offers a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 2.5 million hours. Nimbus Data says that that dollar-per-GB pricing will be comparable to existing MLC SSDs.

The drive will be "generally available" starting this summer, according to the company, though it doesn't state any prices at this time.

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