Breaking Records: New 100TB SSD Sets a New Standard for Data Storage

Roxanne updated on Jan 11, 2024 | Home > Knowledge Center

As we know, SSD is a storage device that uses flash memory to read and store data. SSD has higher speed and bigger space as a substitute for traditional computer hard disk drives. Then, do you know how big the world's largest SSD is? The answer is 100TB. EaseUS will introduce what is 100TB SSD, the pros and cons of 100TB SSD, and reveal the answer to do I need a 100TB SSD in this article. Keep reading and learn more information.


Editor Review

It seems like the 100TB ExaDrive DC has shocked the world, and we have picked a review from another site:

Review fromTechradar: When Nimbus Data launched the 100TB ExaDrive DC on March 19, 2018, it was by far the largest solid-state drive ever launched.

What Is 100TB SSD?

Nimbus Data is an industry leader in flash memory storage that applies to cloud infrastructure, AI, HPC, digital content, databases, etc. It has been pushing the development of SSD storage capacity these years. In 2018, Nimbus Data launched the 100TB ExaDrive SSD as the world's highest capacity and most efficient SSD. And this SSD is designed for enterprise systems or data centers of data companies such as Dell and Lenovo. 

Here is a list of specifications about the 100TB ExaDrive SSD:

  • Form Factor: 3.5/ LFF (147.0 mm x 101.8 mm x 26.1 mm)
  • Interface: SATA-3, SAS-2 6.0
  • Sequential Read Speed: up to 114,000 MBps
  • Sequential Write Speed: up to 105,000 MBps
  • Power Consumption: 7W/16W(idle/active)
  • Endurance: Unlimited for 5 Years
  • Price: $40,000
  • Warranty: 5 Years

After accessing the above information, I believe ExaDrive DC 100TB would exceed your expectations from an SSD. It delivers sequential read-and-write speeds up to 500 MBps and 114,000/105,000 MBps IOPS. And the user can choose SATA or SAS to be the interface as long as it fits into the system because the two types of interface share the same price. In addition, the ExaDrive 100TB SSD has a five-year warranty and guaranteed unlimited drive writes per day. 

If you want to order this amazing 100TB SSD, you can contact Nimbus Data by the below telephone number: (888) 646-2878 or (650) 442-1375

 EaseUS Editor Review
We are witnessing history: the SSD is gradually improving and replacing the HDD. With mind-blooming storage capacity and high sequential read and write speed, the 100TB SSD can replace more than five 18TB HDDs, offering higher performance but using less power.

The Pros and Cons of 100TB SSD

Now you know what the 100TB SSD is, We will show you a table that lists some advantages and disadvantages of this SSD in the following:

Pros Cons
  • 6X more capacity than the largest HDD.
  • High read and write speed.
  • Consuming 85% less power, cooling, and energy per TB.
  • Plug-and-play with existing 3.5'' HDD slots.
  • It needs special order.
  • The 3.5-inch form factor can't fit into the standard laptop.
  • It costs $40,000, as much as a car.

In general, ExaDrive DC 100TB contains several times the big storage capacity as the most extensive hard drives on the market. It also has a mean time between failures of 2.5 million hours, making the SSD a perfect balance of capacity, performance, and energy efficiency. Nimbus claimed that ExaDrive DC 100TB could hold 20 million songs and download 20,000 movies.

Editor Review

Let's hear what people say about the high price of ExaDrive DC 100TB SSD:

Review fromPC Gamer: $40,000 is kind of expensive, which is a tick higher than the base price for a 2020 Lexus ES luxury sedan.
Review fromTechradar: The Exadrive from Nimbus has held the world record for the biggest solid-state drive in the world for more than two years now, but until recently, its price was only available on demand.
A 100TB SSD is powerful and small enough to take everywhere, but the price is relatively high. After doing some maths, I found it costs $400 per TB. However, it could be worth it for some data centers or enterprises.

Do I Need A 100TB SSD?

After knowing how powerful the 100TB SSD is, many users start to wonder if they need a 100TB SSD. Actually, it depends on what you used the 100TB SSD for:

For regular users

No, you don't need it. Your computer will not be capable of installing a 100TB SSD because a standard computer uses a 2.5-inch HDD while a 100TB SSD has a 3.5-inch form factor. Most laptop and desktop computers on the market have 1TB hard drives. The Nimbus 100TB SSD can hold 100 times that amount. It's not necessary for regular users.

For data center enterprise

Yes, you might need it. ExaDrive 100TB SSD will fit you perfectly if you represent a data center enterprise or have a supercomputer. Let us explain why to you. The ExaDrive 100TB SSD leverages four flash controllers and utilizes 3D MLC NAND chips, enabling it to transfer and store data faster. It helps organizations eliminate server sprawl, improve storage efficiency, and reduce data center OpEx by up to 75%.

Editor Review

If you are still not sure about "Do I need a 100TB SSD", you can look through the comments as follows:

Review fromTechradar: Noticeably larger than your average SSD as it used a 3.5-inch form factor rather than the usual 2.5-inch laptop hard disk drives fit into. Since then, no one has even come close to challenging its hegemony.
Most computer users will not need a 100TB SSD daily. 1 TB is enough for most situations. There are other highly efficient SSD with ample storage, such as the Seagate 60TB SSD and Samsung 16TB SSD. Both of them are designed for the enterprise market. We recommend 1-4TB SSD from Seagate or Samsung for normal users.


As stated above, ExaDrive 100TB SSD is the world's biggest and most efficient SSD. And this post introduces everything you need to know about the ExaDrive 100TB SSD, including its specifications and features. For the pros and cons, we discussed 100TB SSD is too expensive compared with other products, and its size can't fit into the standard laptop. At last, we draw a conclusion that 100TB SSD aims for data enterprises, and regular computer users don't need it. We hope you can better understand the 100TB SSD through the content.

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