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Viking Ships Enormous 50TB 3.5-inch Solid State Drive

Viking Ships Enormous 50TB 3.5-inch Solid State Drive

Posted July 15, 2017 at 8:07pm by iClarified · 17906 views
Viking Technology has announced its new Silo Solid State Drive (SSD) which offers the industry's highest capacity (50TB). The drive enables significant data center space and power reduction compared to HDDs, while offering the same 3.5" form factor and standard SAS interface, easing the migration to flash.

Viking Technology’s UHC-Silo SSD series, powered by a next generation flash processor, balances performance, capacity, cost, and energy efficiency, making it ideal for applications such as cloud computing, big data, external storage systems, digital imaging and media, technical applications and cold storage. At 25TB and 50TB capacities, the UHC-Silo SSD products are the highest capacity solid state drives shipping today.

The UHC-Silo SSD offers idle power consumption under 10 watts, active power usage of 16W, and cost savings in power, space, and cooling of up to 80% per terabyte. The drive has sustained read speeds of 500MB/s and sustained write speeds of 350MB/s.

“Some system administrators are looking for a way to extend the useful life of existing hardware, since it may function perfectly but support too little overall capacity,” said Jim Handy of research firm Objective Analysis. “With ultra-high-capacity SSDs, not only can they reach beyond the capacity limits of enterprise HDDs, they can also cut power and improve performance without having to replace the entire system, by implementing a simple media change.”

“There is no higher capacity SSD solution available today than the UHC-Silo SSD” said Hamid Shokrgozar, President, Viking Technology. “These drives enable datacenter administrators to easily migrate to SSD performance, along with a tremendous increase in capacity. With space and cooling being critical drivers for todays datacenters, these advantages are a game changer.”

The drives are priced at around $0.40 per GB. This means the 25TB drive would cost around $10,000 and the 50TB would run about $20,000.

Read More [via AnandTech]

Viking Ships Enormous 50TB 3.5-inch Solid State Drive
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Captain Tugwash
Captain Tugwash - July 22, 2017 at 11:53am
Makes a lot of sense. Grab a qnap with a raid array etc etc and it will costs a fortune. Use this and you end up with a super fast array without extra hardware
Zanka - July 16, 2017 at 9:00am
Well with video resolutions increasing I can see it having its uses eventually. You guys joke around but it'll be very necessary in a few years then surpassed in 4 of 5.
D4xM4Nx - July 16, 2017 at 7:10am
WTF no one would worry about running out of space for their lolcat videos, the occasional hoerse media, the latest fappening antics or the whole iTunes music library... Guess having ur privileges does have an expensive cost tho, first world problems.
VTEC Kicked In Yo
VTEC Kicked In Yo - July 16, 2017 at 6:10am
But does it have VTEC?
Kentwang - July 16, 2017 at 1:41am
$0.040 a gb. That sound cheap. Multiply by 50tb = ouch
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