Nimbus Data, a company specialized in the manufacture of solid storage devices, has just presented its new ExaDrive series SSDs with a capacity of 100 TB of internal storage, which makes them the largest capacity SSDs on a global scale at the moment. , tripling the capacity of its closest competitor.
It is clear that no home user requires 100TB of storage capacity inside their personal computer. Much less in this time that we are living, where most of the data ends up being stored in the cloud and many users end up opting for this option, since their computer cases increasingly incorporate fewer internal 3.5″ storage bays. .
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But, precisely for companies that are dedicated to storing user data in the cloud, the appearance of large-capacity storage units is a blessing. We say this for the simple reason that the more capacity per drive, the fewer drives needed for a given total system capacity. Or, also, greater storage capacity for a certain fixed number of units within the server. It is this latter aspect that Nimbus Data is after with its ExaDrive SSDs and DC series of high-capacity drives.
The 100 TB ExaDrive DC will have a 5-year warranty
The new DC-series ExaDrive SSDs are based on Nimbus Data’s proprietary architecture and employ four NAND controllers and four other processors used for internal drive management, along with 3D NAND Flash memory that is sourced from SK Hynix. . And while Nimbus doesn’t specify what its error-correction mechanism is for using these 100TB drives, we do know that the company will offer a full five-year warranty (including an unlimited warranty on the amount of data written to it). on them), regardless of the use and abuse that is given to these units.
Of course, given the large space that the NAND memory occupies for the 100 TB, Nimbus has been forced to use, as a form factor, the 3.5″ one, which allows storing inside a greater quantity of PCBs where they can be accommodated. the NAND Flash memory chips it uses. Potential users of these units will also do well to take into account that the consumption of these units is 14 W, significantly higher than that of any SSD and HDD, so proper cooling of these units should be a priority for their future users.
As usual when it comes to devices for the enterprise market, Nimbus Data has not commented on the price of these new units.