In a nutshell: If you are on the lookout for the very best density SSD drive on the market and cash is not any object to you, Nimbus Data has a 100TB monster retailing for $40,000. And if that is not sufficient, the corporate is already engaged on extra ample drives with capacities of as much as 500TB.
Two years in the past, Nimbus Data took the crown away from Samsung to say the title of the world’s largest capability SSD. But whereas the ExaDrive DC 100 regarded spectacular on paper due to its skill to retailer 100TB in a 3.5-inch SATA kind issue, its worth has remained a thriller till now — except you occurred to be an enterprise seeking to construct out storage capability in your knowledge heart.
TechRadar noticed just lately that the corporate has began to checklist costs for the ExaDrive lineup. If you wish to get your fingers on a 100TB SSD, the privilege will price you at least $40,000 for the SATA3 model — or $400 per terabyte.
For reference, Samsung’s 30.72TB PM1643 drive retails for a extra modest $8,860 (or a little bit over $288 per terabyte). Nimbus Data additionally provides a 50 TB model referred to as the ExaDrive DC 50, which is able to set you again $12,500, or $250 per terabyte.
There’s a logical clarification for the drives’ excessive price, one being that each the ExaDrive DC 50 and the ExaDrive DC 100 use enterprise-grade 3D MLC NAND. They’re additionally in a position to ship 100,000 IOPS of random learn/write throughput whereas sipping energy and are assured for limitless drive writes per day for 5 years.
If you are an fanatic on the lookout for a monster SSD drive, you are extra more likely to need Samsung’s 8TB QVO drive that’s anticipated to retail at $900, or $112.5 per terabyte. And these of you on the lookout for a speedier, NVMe drive with the identical capability will doubtless discover Sabrent’s Rocket Q drive to have a comparatively palatable worth of $1,500.