by Adam Armstrong

Viking Ships Its 50TB SSD

Viking Technologies has announced that it has a new 50TB SSD, the Silo Solid State Drive. The drive comes in a 3.5” form factor with a SAS interface. While there are a few other companies with ultra high capacity, 3.5” SSDs, Viking is taking orders on the drive and shipping it now.

The Silo drive is part of Viking’s Ultra High-Capacity (UHC) family. This family is all about energy efficiency, with idle power under 10W and active power at 16W. This would result in much less power as the 50TB model could replace five 10TB drives. The company states that the drive is not only power efficient but also balances out performance, capacity, and cost. Ideal use cases would be cloud computing, big data, external storage systems, digital imaging and media, technical applications, and cold storage.

UHC-Silo SSD specifications:

  • Capacity: 25TB | 50TB
  • Interface: 6Gb/s SAS
  • Form Factor: 3.5”
  • Performance
    • Sustained Read / Write: 500MB/s - 350MB/s     
    • Sustained Random Read & Write IOPS: Up to 60,000 IOPS/ 10,000 IOPS
  • Reliability
    • ECC: 55bit / 512 BCH         
    • Bit Error Rate (BER): <1 in 1017 bits read          
    • Power Fail Data Protection: N/A    
    • Endurance: 1 DWPD / 5 Years+    
    • Tiered Error Protection: Data recovery from sector, page, and block failure. End-to-End CRC protection
    • Temperature Monitoring: On-board sensor, S.M.A.R.T. Attribute
  • Environmental
    • Shock: 50g, 11ms, 3 shocks applied in each direction on 3 mutually perpendicular axis       
    • Vibration: 16.4g rms 10 - 2,000 Hz, 3 axis
    • Commercial Temperature: 0°C to 70°C    
    • Industrial Temperature: -40°C to 85°C    
    • Altitude: 80,000 feet           
    • Humidity: 5% to 95%, non-condensing, relative 
    • Safety/Agency/Compliance: FCC, CE, TUV        
    • Test standard: Standard / Custom
  • Power
    • Power Voltage: 5V ±5%      
    • Active: <16 Watts     
    • Idle: <10 Watts
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 101.6 x 147 x 26.1 mm


The UHC-Silo SSDs are shipping now


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