EXADRIVE®

Software-defined. Multiprocessor-powered.

ExaDrive is a patent-pending software and multiprocessor architecture for SSDs. Unlike conventional enterprise SSDs, ExaDrive is purpose-built for capacity, energy efficiency, longevity, and density. With ExaDrive-powered SSDs, organizations can rapidly migrate from nearline HDDs to flash, increasing storage capacity and performance while slashing data center power, space, and cooling costs.

Intelligent Multiprocessor SSDs for the Data Center

Cloud storage, big data, artificial intelligence, technical computing, and ever-richer digital content demand massive storage capacity and exceptional performance. At the same time, organizations are grappling with rapidly escalating data center power, space, and cooling costs, not to mention the demand for nonstop availability and quality of service. Nearline hard drives can no longer meet the performance and availability requirements, and existing enterprise SSDs are too small, energy hungry, and costly. Enter ExaDrive.

With up to 50 TB of flash in a single SSD, ExaDrive offers over 3x the capacity of the next largest SSD on the market while consuming as little as 1/8th the power per terabyte. With its industry-standard 3.5” form factor, ExaDrive is plug-and-play compatible with existing enclosures, enabling customers to upgrade to an all-flash infrastructure without investing in entirely new all-flash arrays.

Advantages

  • World’s highest capacity SSD
  • World’s most energy efficient SSD
  • 5x more capacity than the largest HDD
  • 500x higher read IOps than nearline HDDs
  • 100x higher write IOps than 15K HDDs
  • Unlimited write guarantee for 5 years
  • Plug-and-play with existing 3.5” HDD slots

Applications & Workloads

  • Cloud storage
  • Big data
  • Digital imaging/media
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Technical computing
  • Tactical environments
  • Analytics and log repositories
  Advantages
Form Factor 2.5” SAS 2.5” SAS 2.5” SAS 2.5” SAS 3.5” SAS
Max Capacity 15.36 TB 3.84TB 3.84 TB 7.68 TB 50.0 TB Up to
12x greater
Power per TB 0.72 W 3.13 W 3.13 W 1.43 W 0.4 W Up to
90% lower
TB per Rack 22,118 5,530 5,530 11,060 52,000 Up to
10x denser
Implied Lifespan 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years 10 years Up to
2x longer
Data Retention 3 mo 3 mo 3 mo 3 mo 6 mo Up to
2x longer

Dramatic TCO Benefits

Space Savings At 50 TB, it enables 5:1 space reduction versus 10 TB nearline HDDs, reducing overall rack needs by 80%.
Power Reduction At 15 watts typical for 50 TB, it offers 70% lower power draw per TB than nearline HDDs.
Higher Utilization Rates Faster IO means utilization rates can be improved to 90%+ versus typical 60% with HDDs, an increase of 50%.
Refresh Postponement With 2 million hour MTBF, it offers 50% longer endurance than typical nearline HDDs.
Cooling Savings The 50 TB SSD requires 65% fewer BTU’s of cooling per TB than nearline HDDs, reducing HVAC costs.
Inline Deduplication and Compression Nearline HDDs are too slow to support inline deduplication and compression, but flash most definitely can, multiplying the effective capacity even further.
Increased Scalability With 100x+ more IOps, it dramatically increases the revenue-generating potential of your IT infrastructure.
Performance Gains With 98% lower latency than nearline HDDs, time-to-data is slashed, improving the user experience.
Reduced CPU Costs The improvement in storage performance reduces IO wait cycles, improving CPU efficiency by 50% or more.
Superior Reliability No moving parts means fewer drive swaps and fewer RAID rebuilds that negatively impact your infrastructure.
Reduced Administration Costs SSD performance simplifies array configuration and accelerates setup, reducing costly administration time.
Chassis Standardization Conforming to the 3.5” standard, it helps customers avoid having to buy a 2.5” chassis that other SSDs require.