Viking Technology has managed to develop an SSD with 50TB of storage
, and it may just be enough to tremble the faint-hearted data hoarders. Viking has dubbed the new drives as the Ultra-High-Capacity Silo SSDs - or UHC-Silo, in short. The drives are using planar multi-level cell NAND flash chips, and Viking claims that it can endure one drive write per day (DWPD), every day, for five years. As for the speed, the drives are rated to deliver up to 500MB/s of sequential read and 350MB/s of sequential write. Unfortunately, these drives aren't exactly for the average consumers – they are meant for datacenters instead; they come in the 3.5-inch form factor, with a 6Gbps SAS interface. They are also not the fastest drives out there, but the capacity should make up for it. Viking says that these drives can help datacenters reduce their power, space, and cooling costs by up to 80% per terabyte, thanks to the low power consumption of less than 10W when idle, and 16W when at work.