This SSD by Nimbus Data comes in the form of he ExaDrive DC100 which is built around 3D NAND flash. 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.
In addition to boasting that it is the world’s largest SSD, Nimbus also boasts that the device is the world’s most energy efficient SSD where it draws as little as 0.1 Watts per TB. Apparently this makes it about 80-90% lower than the competition which means that it can store more data but use less energy, making it ideal for server farms that need to be run 24/7.
According to Eric Burgener, research vice president of Storage at IDC, “The release of such a high capacity flash device that is fully compatible with HDD form factors opens up the opportunity to turbo charge big data platforms while at the same time improving reliability, significantly reducing device count, increasing data mobility, and lowering the TCO of multi-PB scale storage platforms. Devices of this class will allow flash to cost-effectively penetrate a broader set of use cases outside of tier 0 and tier 1 applications.”
Pricing and availability was not mentioned, but the company did state that it will be comparable to existing MLC SSDs.
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