SSDs are one of the most popular external data storage devices today. After all, the records are extremely fast and not that expensive anymore. However, as storage space grows, prices skyrocket. We'll tell you here how much space the world's largest SSD offers and what it costs.
SSD storage is popular for many reasons. The storage medium without moving parts, for example, runs noiselessly and is considered to be quite robust. When it comes to access times, SSD hard drives are ahead of conventional magnetic storage drives.
However, there are big differences here - both in terms of performance and price. You can get many good models for as little as 30 euros . However, as the storage space increases, so does the price.
This is the largest SSD in the world
Nimbus Data wants to deliver the largest SDD in the world.
The largest SSD in the world is the ExaDrive DC100 from manufacturer Nimbus Data. According this, the flash drive offers over 100 terabytes of storage space. Already in 2018, Nimbus had the gigantic hard disk, 3.5-inch format announced . Due to its size, the ExaDrive DC100 is intended for use in servers, so companies are more likely to be considered as customers. This is also supported by the speed of only 500 MB per second and an idle output of 10 watts.
However, you can use hard drive with a home computer or laptop. To illustrate, You could then store 20 million songs with a size of around 5 MB per song on the largest SSD in the world - dimensions that cannot be reached in normal use.
After you could only find out the price for the ExaDrive DC100 by asking the manufacturer, Nimbus Data has now given the storage monster an official price tag in its online shop: The largest SSD in the world is listed here for a mere 40,000 US dollars - if converted directly, this corresponds to around 35,350 euros.
In the next section we will explain why such high prices are due for a 100 terabyte hard drive.
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Samsung leads the SSD ranks
The competition is already planning hard drives with gigantic storage space.
With a size of 30 terabytes, Samsung leads the list of the largest SSD storage devices in 2.5-inch format with the PM1643 . The model is sold for around 8,500 euros. This results in a guideline value of around 280 euros per terabyte. If this price is calculated on a 100 terabyte hard drive, the price would be around 28,000 euros - the largest hard drive in the world from Nimbus Data is a bit more expensive "per terabyte".
By the way: smartphone giant Samsung had already announced an SSD of this size in the past. Can you even surpass the record of 100 terabytes?