Today a mammoth of an SSD was unleashed by Viking.
It’s called the Viking UHC-Silo SSD and features a massive 50TB 3.5-inch drive alongside a SAD interface connector (Serial Attached SCSI), which allows for faster transfer speeds, something that you are going to need with a mammoth SSD like this.
But if 50TB is a bit too much for you, they will also be offering a 25TB Silo SSD model.
Both of these have been built to be extremely power efficient, with an idle power consumption level of less than 10W and an active power consumption of just 16W.
And all of this comes with Planar MLC NAND technology, providing read and write speeds of 500MB/s and 350MB/s respectively.
To top that off, they also have a sustained random read and write performance of up to 60,000 IOPS and 10,000 IOPS respectively, making them great for enthusiasts and enterprises alike.
In particular, Viking thinks that this might be particularly useful in data centers, stating the following: “Data centres looking to transition to a plug-and-play UHC-Silo SSD can realise cost savings in power, space, and cooling of up to 80% per terabyte.”
But you will be able to use it at home, with a full 50TB of storage, you will be able to store massive amounts of data, over 10,000 films is a pretty good example.
It might be a pretty good option for a one-drive NAS drive, extremely compact, yet extremely useful.
Sadly, we don’t know anything about the pricing or release date information just yet.