Solid state drives have started becoming mainstream in recent years, with a huge demand in markets like gaming. With the game file and update sizes of AAA titles only set to expand, the bigger the capacity of your SSD, the better it is for a gamer. American data storage company Nimbus Data is one firm that holds the world record for the biggest SSD, which comes with a storage capacity of a whopping 100TB. Till now the price of the SSD was only available on demand, as per a report by Techradar but now the company has revealed it for everyone to see, and it is $40,000 or about Rs 30 lakhs.
This is the 3.5-inch Nimbus Exadrive we are talking about. Even exorbitant does not fit as an adjective for the price tag and if you do the maths, with 1TB of storage is being offered for $400. There is a 50TB model too, priced at $12,500.
As per the website, “ExaDrive DC offers over 12x the capacity of the next largest SATA SSD on the market while consuming 85% less power per terabyte. Enterprise-grade eMLC flash, robust ECC and end-to-end data protection ensure unlimited writes for 5 years. ExaDrive DC is expressly designed for industrial and military applications that demand the greatest reliability, high density, and lowest possible power.”
Industrial and military applications, yes. Not meant for personal storage. And yet the amount of game storage that’s in demand these days, the shout for more storage is only going to go louder in the coming years.
The SSD comes in both SATA and SAS models. The 100TB version’s SATA model is EDDCT100 whereas its SAS model is EDDCS100. Similarly, the SATA and SAS models of the 50TB Exadrive are EDDCT050 and EDDCS050 respectively.
Nimbus Data winds it up on its website by saying that it “ is all about transparency – no games, no mystery.” Fork over $40,000 and the Exadrive is yours.

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