Nimbus Data Debuts 100TB Solid State Drive

Posted by at 12:30 am on March 20, 2018

Nimbus Data has launched what it claims is the world’s largest capacity solid state drive, the 100TB ExaDrive DC100.

The SSD  is intended for datacenters. It ships in a 3.5-inch package rather than the standard 2.5-inch form factor which most consumer SSD come it.  It does uses a standard SATA 6Gbps interface.

The HDD form factor and SATA 6Gbps interface makes it plug-and-play compatible with hundreds of storage and server devices found in data centers. The company also plans to make a version available with a SAS interface at some point.

The drive used 3D NAND flash memory chips. The drive is rated to deliver up to 500MB/s of sequential read and performance, along with random reads and writes both checking in at up to 100,000 IOPS.

Nimbus Data didn’t disclose specific pricing, only state that it will be priced similar to existing enterprise SSDs on a per terabyte basis.

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