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Viking Technology ships 50TB SSD for the datacenter

The world's largest SSD is 50TB, from Viking Technology

By Anthony Garreffa from Jul 11, 2017 @ 5:10 CDT

Viking Technology has just announced their new Silo Sold State Drive, with two new SSDs arriving in both 25TB and 50TB capacities. 50TB is a new world record for the industry's highest capacity SSD, with the UHC-Silo SSD able to hold years worth of data for high-end datacenter deployment.


The new drives are built with energy efficiency in mind, with idle power consumption of less than 10W, and active power consumption of only 16W... not too damn bad for 50TB of SSD. Viking Technology adds that by increasing the overall storage capacity per rack, while decreasing the power required per TB. Viking's new UHC-Silo SSD will have datacenter customers saving in power, space, and cooling by up to 80% per terabyte.

Jim Handy from Objective Analysis explained: "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,. 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".

Hamid Shokrgozar, President of Viking Technology, explains the move to their new UHC-Silo SSDs: "There is no higher capacity SSD solution available today than the UHC-Silo SSD. 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".

I kinda want a 50TB SSD in my system now...

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