Here's How Much The World's Biggest SSD Will Cost You

The Nimbus Exadrive has put a public price on the biggest SSD commercially available, and we definitely can't afford it.

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Nimbus, the World Record holder for the biggest SSD, has revealed consumer pricing for their 100TB model. As Techradar reports, this figure was previously only available on demand, but now anyone can buy it...if they have the money.

The 100TB Nimbus Exadrive will cost you $40,000. That's $400 per TB, so you're paying a premium for this model. For comparison, the 50TB is $12,500, which is $250 per TB. In any case, it's a whole lot of money.

The next closest competitor for "biggest SSD" is a 60TB Seagate model. When this launched in 2017, it had an estimated cost of $40,000, according to Exxxact. However, that was not a SATA drive, as this one is.

These are 3.5 inch models, and are designed with industry and military in mind rather than the average consumer. They come with a five-year warranty.

This isn't the sort of SSD you'll want in your gaming PC anytime soon, unless Call of Duty's file sizes keep ballooning.

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SSDs at and above 1TB are still too pricey even today.

Of course an SSD with 100TB would be ridiculously priced. If you need 100TB just get HDDs and pay around $500. If you need speed you don't need storage space like that. Pick your side, because SSDs with a high storage capacity aren't for Mr. Joe everyone.

Anything below 1TB and it's fine, 500GB SSDs are enough for a lot of people and they're getting better priced nowadays than they used to be.

I still remember the first 500GB SSD I saw was around $1000. Not the case anymore. Good.

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Over time, it's crazy to see how files get bigger and bigger, and the devices that contain the information about them get smaller and thinner.

It's only a matter of time before we see a PS9 bundle with NHL '48 preinstalled on the 1PB SDD model lol

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that's so many space and a lot asking price to buy 1, 1 or 2 tb on a ssd is good enough.

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Merely 20 years ago it would be the same price except for a 100TB HDD.

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its 40 grand now but in a few years time it will become pretty standard and cheaper astime goes on then a new "larger" sized ssd/hdd will come along such as a 1 petabyte that will cost a similar price.

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@locke90: Er...that's true, but it will not come down that quickly. It's still rare to see 2TB SSD's at a decent price let alone 100TB.

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"Exadrive" made it sound like it would hold more than 1 thousand Teraybyte. Whatever the next bigger unit is. And I don't see anyone who could have any use for a 100TB SSD that costs as much as a premium car. Even the military could just use a bunch of smaller SSDs to achieve the same results. Or better ones. Who knows how this thing actually works and how fast it is.

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Why does this article exist?? None of us are buying this.

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@kintoneo: When you start your own entertainment website you can decide which articles are worthy. Until then, skip the articles you don't enjoy.

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@gotrekfabian: So I need to start my own entertainment website to complain about articles now??

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@kintoneo: I find it relevant to the website. Hardware, software (gaming and otherwise), game related "celebrities" etc are the most relevant features in my opinion and even more so than film and TV although they too are relevant to GameSpot now.

My point was more that it is pointless bemoaning things you don't like on the site, clicking in them and posting shows interest and makes it more likely that other topics in a similar vein will be considered.

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@kintoneo: Because it's fucking neat. I had no idea something like this even existed.

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I am calling it Sony SSD = $150 1TB!

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stilll..... dam i want 12 of those.

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@firedrakes: Right?! Where we gonna put all our filth in?!

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@jedijax: that all that 8k filth

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