Nimbus Data just debuted the world’s largest SSD for consumers, clocking in at an impressive 100 TB.
The ExaDrive DC100 has an unassuming 3.5 inch form factor and SATA interface. Inside it, you can fit “20 million songs, 20,000 HD movies, or 2,000 iPhones worth of data” – this is how Nimbus Data chose to put that 100 TB into perspective.
If they were more aggressive, they would have pointed out that it’s almost 3 times as big as the previous record owner. Just one month ago, Samsung beat its own record for the world’s largest SSD and announced a 30.72 TB offering. Who could have known that Nimbus Data were prepared to bring an 100TB Exadrive SSD so soon?!
As we pointed out when we covered the Samsung 30.72 SSD, this is hardware designed for enterprise use and the price reflects that.
“Pricing will be similar to existing enterprise SSDs on a per-terabyte basis while offering 85% lower operating costs,” said Nimbus Data in the press release. Using just 0.1 watts per terabyte, it offers 85% less power consumption than its closest competitor which is…well, we already said it above.
As for the actual price of owning a 100TB SSD, you’ll have to do your own math. A 15.36 SSD costs around $11.000.