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Viking Technology launches ‘world’s highest-capacity’ 50TB SSD

A COMPANY CALLED Viking Technology has introduced a ‘world’s largest’ 50TB plain state expostulate (SSD).

The huge SSD, that a association claims is a highest-capacity expostulate of a kind shipping today, is partial of Viking’s Ultra High-Capacity (UHC) Silo series. Unsurprisingly, it’s not directed during a consumer market, and instead, comes housed in a customary 3.5in form factor and a 6Gbps SAS interface for deployment in information centres.

Viking has also launched a 25TB SSD, for those not so show-offy about their storage. 

Both of these Silo SSDs are built with power-efficiency in mind, and any has an idle energy expenditure turn of reduction than 10W, and active energy expenditure of 16W. According to a firm, a drives can assistance information centres to revoke their power, space, and cooling costs by adult to 80 per cent per terabyte.

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The SSD twin also use Planar MLC NAND peep memory and offer claimed postulated review and write speeds of 500MB/s and 350MB/s, respectively, and postulated pointless review and write opening of adult to 60,000 IOPS and 10,000 IOPS.

Viking claims that SSDs can continue one expostulate write per day, each day, for 5 years. 

“There is no aloft ability SSD resolution accessible currently than a UHC-Silo SSD” pronounced Hamid Shokrgozar, boss of Viking Technology. “These drives capacitate information centre administrators to simply quit to SSD performance, along with a extensive boost in capacity. With space and cooling being vicious drivers for today’s information centres, these advantages are a diversion changer.”

No pricing sum have been done accessible yet, though when we cruise than a 1TB SSD costs around 300 quid, Viking’s 50TB charity ain’t going to be cheap. µ

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