Friday, July 10th 2020

How Much for a 100 TB SSD, Sir? Nimbus Data Has Just Revealed the Answer

You may remember Nimbus Data's Exadrive, which was announced back in 2018 to claim the crown of world's densest SSD solution with a full 100 TB capacity crammed into the usual 3.5" form-factor and SATA connection as most (now) budget drives. At the time, pricing was available via a direct quote only. now, the company has changed that paradigm and is yelling straight at customers' wallets.

Cutting expectations short, and yet somehow supplanting them, Nimbus Data's Exadrives can be yours for the low, low price of $40,000 for a 100 TB version (a clean-looking $400 per TB). the 50 TB version is slightly saner when it comes to pricing: it only goes up to the $250 per TB barrier, costing a mundane $12,500. Of course, this is enterprise-grade MLC NAND providing read/write speeds rated at 500 & 460 MB/s, respectively, and up to 114,000/105,000 IOps reads/writes. Quick, fun napkin math right here: this 3.5" 100 TB density would be equivalent to no less than 69,444,444 3.5" floppy disks. Stack those floppies one on top of the other and you'd get a 229 km-high tower for your troubles. Oh how times have changed.
Source: TechRadar
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23 Comments on How Much for a 100 TB SSD, Sir? Nimbus Data Has Just Revealed the Answer

#1
rippie
100TB -> 40k dollar
1 TB -> 0.1k dollar

hmm, i like the busynessmodel ....
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#2
R-T-B
rippie
100TB -> 40k dollar
1 TB -> 0.1k dollar

hmm, i like the busynessmodel ....
You'll be getting consumer grade QLC/TLC though, not quite the same.
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#4
FranciscoCL
cucker tarlson
damn,is this still 7nm format ?
I don't think so. This is a 3.5" drive, like regular desktop hard disk, not 2.5".
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#5
cucker tarlson
FranciscoCL
I don't think so. This is a 3.5" drive, like regular desktop hard disk, not 2.5".
yup
still impressive

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#6
remixedcat
cries in 2TB Samsung 860EVO SSD and 2TB WD BLACK HDD :(
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#7
yotano211
remixedcat
cries in 2TB Samsung 860EVO SSD and 2TB WD BLACK HDD :(
<< has 8tb and still cries for more.
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#8
NC37
And yet floppy storage saw prices plummet pretty well with time while SSD tech has remained high even after some price drops. Need a new standard that can scale better if we want to really break the 4TB barriers for consumers.
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#9
Flanker
I want to see a picture of all those chips inside the enclosure :D
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#10
blobster21
Now let's imagine the amount of data taken to the grave when this thing fail...
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#11
silentbogo
Considering it's eMLC, and the ridiculous data density - I'd say $400/TB is steep, but not ridiculous. And $250/TB on a smaller model is actually adequate.
Even for SMB applications it makes sense, as something as simple as ditching a 2U NAS with extra LAN/WAN would already break you even in 10 years.
Do it on slightly larger scale, and your fancy SSDs may still be on warranty when they pay themselves off.

As my buddy Jensen used to say: "The more you buy..." you know the rest :D
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#12
QUANTUMPHYSICS
So here I am planning to buy Samsung's 8TB QVO.

It's supposedly about $1000 and supposedly slower than Sabrent's Rocket - but even if I bought the Sabrent Rocket M.2 8TB I'd be paying about $1800 with taxes.

I currently have five seperate 2TB Crucial MX 500 drives and M.2 Samsung in my laptops.

Buying the one 8TB would allow me to free up my 2TB drives for my other computers. The value is really in the consolidation.



$40,000 sounds like a lot to gamers, but they can't see the bigger picture.

A 100TB SSD's cost is NOTHING to a big business that will more than likely purchase it, use it as a business tax writeoff and find real value in the reduction of time and storage space needed for their business use.

It's the same logic as buying a $70,000 Mac PRO or any other 8K development PC. These things MAKE MORE MONEY THAN THEY COST.

Your favorite Youtubber with1 Million subscribers ain't hurting to buy one.

Nor is a development team. They may not even have to pay for it.

My Youtube income paid for all my computer equipment to the tune of $15,000. That's 2 Desktops and 2 laptops.
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#13
OC-Ghost
100TB an ExaDrive... Marketing the door is over there, get out! :shadedshu:
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#16
AsRock
TPU addict
blobster21
Now let's imagine the amount of data taken to the grave when this thing fail...
Better buy 2 then and raid 0 them, lets face it people buying these probably are raiding them.
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#17
bug
R-T-B
You'll be getting consumer grade QLC/TLC though, not quite the same.
I was gonna say, considering the going price for consumer 1TB drives, these ain't so bad.

Still, the catch is for enterprise the flat purchase cost doesn't matter like it does in the consumer space. Enterprise hardware pays for itself. Usually pretty fast.
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#18
theonek
yotano211
<< has 8tb and still cries for more.
Always you can buy more spinners for less money than ssd's.... just for storage.
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#19
yotano211
theonek
Always you can buy more spinners for less money than ssd's.... just for storage.
The largest size spinners in the laptop 2.5in size are 2tb. I found a used 4tb SSD for $250.
I have a 10tb external HD.
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#20
theonek
i doubt that anyone woukd ever put a 100tb ssd in a laptop.... At first place all laptops are built to die and not to last, also 1-2tb for a laptop is more than enough, you won't play any games that require so much space like todays ones AAA titles....
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#21
bug
theonek
i doubt that anyone woukd ever put a 100tb ssd in a laptop.... At first place all laptops are built to die and not to last, also 1-2tb for a laptop is more than enough, you won't play any games that require so much space like todays ones AAA titles....
Hehe, my first HDD was 42MB, so speak for yourself :P
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#22
yotano211
theonek
i doubt that anyone woukd ever put a 100tb ssd in a laptop.... At first place all laptops are built to die and not to last, also 1-2tb for a laptop is more than enough, you won't play any games that require so much space like todays ones AAA titles....
Today's AAA's games are aproaching over 80gb for each game. My nephew has 1tb hd is his ps4 and needs more space, I'm going to give him one of my 2tb 2.5in spinners
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#23
bug
yotano211
Today's AAA's games are aproaching over 80gb for each game.
Before DLC.
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