We use a lot of devices on a daily basis. Some are used for entertainment, while others for business purposes. Then there are some devices that surpass general usage and fixate on one task only.
But the one thing that remains common among all these types of devices is storage. Storage refers to the space on any device that is used to hold and secure various files.
These files include the ones that the system need to run itself, and also others types of files that can be run on the system. This is why it is so important that storage technologies remain up to date.
In the current stage of storage evolution, SSD’s or Solid State Drives are the most advanced form of storage that offer higher speeds and stability for user data.
However, despite their advancement, SSD’s haven’t seen widespread adoption in the business sector since most SSD solutions don’t offer enough storage space to justify their use.
To address this disparity, Seagate, the famous hardware manufacturer has launched a new SAS SSD with an impressive storage space of 60TB.
While fitting this much storage space in a single drive may not appear as a big deal, but is still a monumental achievement as this makes it the World’s Biggest SSD.
At this size, it’s obvious that the storage drive is marketed exclusively towards data centers, who require such expansive storage options to operate at the level they are used to.
In addition to the size, what makes this drive so special is the fact that it can easily be housed in any existing 3.5 inch HDD housing, which removes the need for extra modifications.
Moreover, the drive is also future proof, as it’s flexible architecture would allow it to be easily upgraded from 60 to 100 TB if that was required.
While we still don’t know what price the company will quote for the drive, but we do know that it will be launched into the market sometime in 2017. So if you feel like you could make use of such a device, then by all means, start saving up.