Intel’s “Ruler” SSD Stores 32 Terabytes

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Intel showcased their newest solid state drive this week, a 12-inch ruler that can store 32 terabytes of data. While the form factor is amusing enough at an aesthetic level, Intel points out how these can really change datacenters, as they require far less power and lack the need for fans or expensive cooling systems. They also represent the company’s densest drive ever.

    In data centers, the no-moving-parts ruler-shaped SSDs can be lined up 32 side-by-side, to hold up to a petabyte in a single server slot. Compared with a traditional SSD, the “ruler” requires half the airflow to keep cool. And compared with hard disk storage, the new QLC 3D NAND SSD sips one-tenth the power (when it is part of a 1PB solution) and requires just one-twentieth the space.
     
  2. The Mad Atheist

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    *Woman. Is that a hard in your pants, or are you happy to seem me?
    *Me. Both
    *Woman. Can I see it.....?
    *ziiiip....
    *Woman. It's so tiny!
    *woman walks away with SSD foot long.....
    *Me. Oh well, not like it'll fit in my laptop anyway. :(
     
  3. Twisted Kidney

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  4. harbingerofdoom

    harbingerofdoom Gawd

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    wonder how much it costs.... no one has pricing on this anywhere... including intel
     
  5. iamjanco

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    It would look great 3M'd to the side of a radiator.
     
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    Intel using there favorite product description "up to"
     
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    What’s wrong with specifying max capacity at current NAND tech?
     
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    Damn, i thought i had bought a case big enough for todays ever increasing size of hardware. now intel drops this big boy and now im back at square 1 needing a bigger case, again ...
     
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    At a glance, the connector looks like it's keyed properly to slot into an m.2 port. I wonder if it's electrically compatible or if there's gonna be some kinda proprietary protocol fuckery or special high power connector involved.

    The idea of a QLC version for cold storage taped to the back of my motherboard tray gives me half a chub.
     
  10. Factum

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    It's for Enterprise/data centers...if you have to ask about the price, you most likely are unable to afford it.