“We are able to do 200TB in 2021 and sure 400TB by 2023,” in reference to the unformatted storage capability of the corporate’s yet-to-be-announced SSDs. This can be a symbolically important milestone, as a result of a potential SSD with a local capability of 400TB equals 1PB in tape capability.
Tape distributors often ship a local/compressed quantity for tape storage. The biggest tape measurement, LTO-8, at the moment tops 12TB native and 30TB compressed, whereas LTO-9 (anticipated to land later this year) is about to double the capability to 24TB (60TB compressed).
In different phrases, you would want at the very least 17 of those tapes to match the anticipated capability of a 400TB Nimbus Data SSD.
Whereas the theoretical Nimbus drive is more likely to be just a few orders of magnitude costlier, it’s going to most likely be a lot smaller (because it doesn’t want a separate tape drive) and much sooner.
Nimbus Data is behind the world’s largest strong state drive thus far, the $40,000 100TB ExaDrive DC, and has remained unchallenged for 2 years now. The full email interview, set to be printed subsequent week, covers matters together with:
- Nimbus Knowledge’s view on computational storage
- The place Extremely Excessive Capability (UHC) strong state drives match within the storage continuum
- Why no large distributors have launched a drive larger than 32TB
- Why 3.5-inch SSDs are right here to remain
- What’s contained in the 100TB drive
So, make sure to keep your eyes peeled