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A while back I wrote a post explaining how you can put your computer on steroids by replacing its hard drive with a solid state drive (SSD).
Until fairly recently upgrading to an SSD would have cost you dearly if you wanted to keep (or even increase) your system’s current amount of storage space.
Well, that changed a while back when the prices of 2TB SSDs dropped like a rock.
Recent developments in flash memory storage are allowing the SSD manufacturers to pack ever more data storage cells into their drives.
As a result, you can now purchase a 100TB SSD if you’re so inclined (IF you have VERY deep pockets).
A company called Nimbus Data has been pushing the envelope on SSD storage capacities for years, and now their line of super-massive drives includes a mind-blowing 100TB SSD!
To put that into perspective, most laptop and desktop computers on the market today come with 1TB hard drives. This massive SSD from Nimbus Data literally holds 100 times that amount!
The Nimbus Data EXADRIVE 100 TB SSD is a 3.5″ drive (the same size as a standard desktop computer hard drive) but it contains several times the storage space you’ll find in even the largest consumer-class hard drives.
This about this for a moment: This is a solid state drive that can hold several times the amount of data you can stuff onto the largest spinning hard drive the average consumer can buy!
However, don’t pull out your credit card and start shopping just yet because this drive will set you back about what you’d pay for a new car .
Bottom line: While the 100TB drive mentioned above won’t be finding its way into home computers any time soon, it gives us a good indication of what we can expect in terms of SSD storage size in the not-so-distant future.
In the meantime, you can take advantage of today’s low SSD prices and put your computer into the fast lane right now.