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Nimbus Data's selling 50TB and 100TB SSDs - Here's how much they cost!

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Nimbus Data's selling 50TB and 100TB SSDs - Here's how much they cost!

Nimbus Data's selling 50TB and 100TB SSDs - Here's how much they cost!

Most of us haven't heard of Nimbus Data, but they are one of the only companies that can offer SSDs large enough for your entire games library. With their latest Exadrive DC series of SSDs, Nimbus Data offers its buyers 50TB and 100TB SSD capacities, offering storage solutions which up to 100x larger than already large 1TB SSD storage drives.  

Now, Nimbus has revealed the pricing of their huge SSDs, revealing a $12,500 price tag for its 50TB drive and a $40,000 price tag for its 100TB drive. These drives will ship in both SATA and SAS models and occupy the 3.5-inch storage form factor. 

Why are these drives so expensive? The simple answer is that they ship an incredible amount of storage potential into a compact space. This drive is designed to be deployed in areas which are traditionally catered to by mechanical hard drives, offering users the same 3.5-inch drive form factor and SATA compatibility. This drive's use of the SATA interface will limit the speed of the Nimbus Data ExaDrive, but when this much storage is on offer, that sacrifice may be worth it. 

Nimbus Data also backs up its drives with an endurance rating that's "unlimited for five years" through its 5-year limited warranty. Basically, Nimbus Data is challenging its users to break its drives through excessive writes. Good luck burning out that much NAND in five years. 

  

Nimbus Data's selling 50TB and 100TB SSDs - Here's how much they cost!  

While this kind of SSD is far from the mainstream market, Nimbus' creation of their ExaDrive proves that SSDs of this size are possible, and its only a matter of time before larger SSDs trickle down to the mainstream market. These drives are unlikely to be 50TB or 100TB in size, but they will be a lot larger than what we are used to. 

You can join the discussion on Nimbus Data's 50TB and 100TB SSDs on the OC3D Forums

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12-07-2020, 11:24:06

Avet
Maybe someone needs this, but if I needed that much SSD space I would rather go with 25x 4TB 860 EVOs for $15k, or mindblowing 25x 4TB Sabrent Rocket drives for ~$22K. Quote

12-07-2020, 12:02:39

WYP
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Originally Posted by Avet View Post
Maybe someone needs this, but if I needed that much SSD space I would rather go with 25x 4TB 860 EVOs for $15k, or mindblowing 25x 4TB Sabrent Rocket drives for ~$22K.
But try having enough SATA ports and NVMe slots for that. Having 100TB on one drive is crazy.Quote

12-07-2020, 13:19:12

YOUDIEMOFO
I'll take four 100tb drives please!!

Wonder how long it's going to take Linus to get his hands on some for his server?!?Quote

12-07-2020, 13:54:14

Digikid
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Originally Posted by YOUDIEMOFO View Post
I'll take four 100tb drives please!!

Wonder how long it's going to take Linus to get his hands on some for his server?!?

That fool?


Not long probably...then he will break them somehow. That fool always does.Quote

12-07-2020, 14:04:28

Dark NighT
Gavin Free from the Slow Mo guys could use a rack of these filled to the brim and he'd probably fill them very quickly.Quote
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