Nimbus Data has announced its ExaDrive DC100 and while the name is not screaming with excitement, the storage capacity will certainly get you thrilled. The company has unveiled an solid state drive (SSD) which houses the largest amount of storage for a solid state drive till now, which is 100TB.
Nimbus Data ExaDrive DC100 SSD: 100TB Storage
Though consumers can purchase one if they like and if they have the available funds for it, the ExaDrive DC100 is primarily targeted to businesses that like to move around heaps of data and at extremely fast read and write speeds.
Since the drive works through a SATA interface, it is not going to be breaking any read and write speed records anytime soon, but increased workloads and a higher lifespan is what targeted clientele will want to run their businesses accordingly.
Nimbus Data ExaDrive DC100 SSD: 3.5-inch Form Factor
Nearly all solid state drives come in the 2.5-inch or M.2 form factors and it is very rare to see a drive feature a 3.5-inch form factor. However, to hold all that 100TB of data, Nimbus Data needed to make a sacrifice when it comes to size. If for some reason you planned on getting this drive for your notebook, you will be out of luck since the 3.5-inch size can only be accommodated in desktop casings or server racks.
According to the company, DC100 provides enough flash capacity to store 20 million songs, 20,000 HD movies, or 2,000 iPhones worth of data in a device that is small enough to fit in your back pocket. It is also plug-and-plug, removing the need for unnecessary software to play their part and allow the operating system to recognise the SSD. In addition to being able to house a lot of data, the latest product from Nimbus Data won’t add to your electricity bill either.
Nimbus Data ExaDrive DC100 SSD: Power Consumption
The DC100’s low-power (0.1 watts/TB) and portability will also make it well-suited for IoT applications. The SSD is also able to achieve up to 100,000 IOPS (read or write) and up to 500MB/s throughput. Now this is certainly the kind of storage that you would want in a server-based system and the company also guarantees a working rate of 5 years.
There is also a smaller 50TB version that is going to be sold in the future but sadly, it too is not going to be targeted to consumers.