Nimbus Data 100TB SSD – World’s Largest SSD

March 29th, 2018
Nimbus Data 100TB SSD - World's Largest SSD

Nimbus Data announced a new product – the ExaDrive DC100. It is nothing but the world’s largest SSD (solid state drive) with a whopping capacity of 100 terabytes packed into a regular 3.5″ body. It also shines through very low energy consumption and reduction of cost per TB.

ExaDrive DC100 is the World’s Largest SSD. Source: Nimbus Data

The race to increase capacity of single drive units never ends. Now there is one company that is miles ahead of its competitors. Nimbus Data is a California-based company that develops advanced flash memory solutions. Their newly announced, record-breaking 100 TB SSD offers more than 3x the capacity of the closest competitor. The drive is part of the Nimbus Data ExaDrive DC series, which includes both 50 and 100 TB versions of this drive.

According to the company’s statement, the new Nimbus Data ExaDrive DC100 also draws 85% less power per terabyte (TB) than existing solutions. The total cost of ownership per terabyte was reduced by 42% compared to competing enterprise SSDs. Nimbus Data hopes this will help accelerate flash memory adoption in both cloud infrastructure and edge computing.

The new, world’s largest SSD features a patent-pending multiprocessor architecture which allows it to support much greater capacity than monolithic flash controllers. The ExaDrive DC100 uses the 3D NAND type of flash memory.

Featuring the same 3.5” form factor and SATA interface used by hard drives, the ExaDrive DC100 is plug-and-play compatible with hundreds of storage and server platforms. The DC100’s low-power (0.1 watts/TB) and portability also make it well-suited for edge and IoT applications. The DC100 achieves up to 100,000 IOps (read or write) and up to 500 MBps throughput.

Concerning safety the ExaDrive DC100 is protected by an unlimited endurance guarantee for 5 years. Embedded capacitors should make sure that buffered data is safely protected if there is a sudden power loss. Encryption, multiple ECC processors, and a secure-erase feature ensure data security. The DC100 drive offers a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 2.5 million hours.

The fact that there is a drive with such a high capacity with the same 3.5″ form factor could significantly reduce the size and power consumption of data centers. And that is also the main target industry for these products.

The world’s largest SSD is currently sampling to strategic customers and will be generally available in summer 2018. The information about pricing is quite tricky for me. The company says: “Pricing will be similar to existing enterprise SSDs on a per terabyte basis while offering 85% lower operating costs. Overall, the ExaDrive DC series will cost 42% less per terabyte over a 5-year period compared to existing enterprise SSDs.”

If I take a look at existing enterprise SSD solutions, the prices are roughly at around $500 per TB. Would that give us the final price of $50.000 for one ExaDrive DC100 unit? We can only guess and wait when the official price will be announced. It will obviously not be cheap, but the capacity is enormous and there is a lot of development behind the technology.

What is your opinion about SSD drives? Do you already use only SSDs or do you prefer having a regular spinning HDD for storage? Let us know in the comments below.

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Alvaro Frederico Ramos Pompeia
Alvaro Frederico Ramos Pompeia
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February 26th, 2020

With 100TB and such an MTBF of 2.5 million hours, it will last almost for 300 years. I’ll be a little bit old man when it comes the time I’ll have to change to a new disk unit (probably with one yottabyte)

Kyrpä Jorma
Kyrpä Jorma
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February 20th, 2020

veri nise ai vant tis hard driver vorks vrey koood many porno filmis

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March 31st, 2018

Nahh they can only take 15 Min on 8K…..

Eric Wynne
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March 30th, 2018

I can imagine how much this would cost

Robin Bertrand
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March 30th, 2018

Antoine Brabantt ?

 Dan Hyman
Dan Hyman
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March 30th, 2018

Very affordable! Oh wait, I have to RAID it, and then back up the RAID offsite. Anyone got an extra $200K laying around?

Jono Cowan
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March 30th, 2018

Robert Shedden

Robert Shedden
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March 30th, 2018
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Oh my god!

Itay Shaul
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March 30th, 2018

Yonatan Ben-ezra טעות שלי זה היה 100

Yonatan Ben-ezra
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March 30th, 2018
Reply to  Itay Shaul

אהה זה פסיכי

Andrew Amanaki
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March 30th, 2018

Johnnie Karafyllakis Joshua Amanaki

Joshua Amanaki
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March 30th, 2018
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dat cray

Johnnie Karafyllakis
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March 30th, 2018
Reply to  Andrew Amanaki

it will be normal in 5 years

João de Medeiros
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March 29th, 2018

Foi o tal que partilhei Fred

Marwen Chrigui
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March 29th, 2018

Fédi Khelifi o ahna ma 5latnech ala jard 1to ?

Fédi Khelifi
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March 29th, 2018
Reply to  Marwen Chrigui

Hhhhhhhh Riiiit bellehi 100 jemla ??

Marwen Chrigui
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March 29th, 2018
Reply to  Marwen Chrigui

Takfer rabby el makina hedha ken trakebhoulha ??

Àlex Oriach
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March 29th, 2018

Joan Martinez Urango

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March 29th, 2018
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Àlex Oriach
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March 29th, 2018
Reply to  Àlex Oriach

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Joan Martinez Urango
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March 29th, 2018
Reply to  Àlex Oriach

Vale cari ?

James Bridges
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March 29th, 2018

I’d never store that much data in one drive like that…maybe 20 2TB SSD’s. The recovery cost if it crashes would be huge…

Marcus Hersbach
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March 29th, 2018

Nick Paalvast wooow

Rolando Letelier
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March 29th, 2018

In 5 years is going to cost 500, so I’ll wait.

Hector Diaz
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March 29th, 2018

50 grand god damnnnn

Jan Kek
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March 29th, 2018

For data centers? I am not sure. You aren’t actively using that much space anyway. More durable – potentially.

I am running out of space on my SD, SSD and HDDs and will not expand into more SSDs. Maybe one for on the go backups like the MyPassport.

Suat Yilmaz
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March 29th, 2018

Tolga Poyraz

Shia Veda
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March 29th, 2018

100500$ nah

Armin Windmill
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March 29th, 2018
Reply to  Shia Veda

yay, with the World’s Largest price.?

Jordan Smith Orsak
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March 29th, 2018

Reese Reissig we should get 2.

Reese Reissig
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March 29th, 2018

Or get 3 just to be safe?

Ole Jørgen Larssen
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March 29th, 2018
George Du
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March 29th, 2018

Simon Geisker we just need three

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March 29th, 2018

After I started using SSDs all my other hard drive solutions feel so dated. But I still use them of economic reasons. Most of all I dislike the noise my RAIDS make.

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isis
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February 20th, 2020

who asked

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