Ok, I'll ask the inevitable
How many arms and legs is a 50Tb SSD going to cost me?
Surprise, surprise: Nimbus Data is supplying 50TB flash drive tech to SSD OEMs like Viking and SMART Modular Technologies. Nimbus Data went through an interesting period of dissatisfied customers and lawsuits for its flash arrays, and contracted in size before moving from San Francisco to the Los Angeles area in January last …
50 TB SSD would be nice, but for the average home user it doesn't need the stupendous IOPs or sequential data rates which are normally associated with large SSDs.
I'd pick up a couple of slow 10TB SSDs without too much fuss if they were vaguely price competitive (including power costs - 1W is worth about £1/year, and I expect disks to last quite a few years most of mine are 10 or so)
Viking Technology and SMART Modular Technologies are now shipping their ExaDrive-powered SSDs to customers. Please contact Viking and SMART Modular to learn more.
UHC-Silo from Viking Technology: http://www.vikingtechnology.com/products/storage-overview/uhc-silo-35ssd/
Osmium from SMART Modular Technologies: http://smartm.com/products/storage/Osmium_SSD.asp
Also, prospective partners and customers can touch/see/demo/test ExaDrive at Nimbus Data's Innovation Center in Irvine, California.
Nimbus Data's ExaDrive technology is supported at our all-new Innovation Center, located at the University of California's Research Park in Irvine, California, just a few minutes from the warm sands of Newport Beach, California.
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Of course, this is in addition to the proven quality and logistics expertise of Viking Technology and SMART Modular Technologies, both critical suppliers to major OEMs who have validated and are currently shipping ExaDrive-powered SSDs. And let's not forget Demartek's independent ISO-certified lab validation of ExaDrive technology, which is quoted in our press release here: