ExaDrive®

Your Data Belongs on Flash Storage

Flash storage is the future for so many reasons: superior speed, better reliability, lower power, and greater density. However, cost has prevented SSDs from completely replacing nearline HDDs. While NVMe SSDs are fast, they are incompatible with HDD servers and JBODs, requiring costly new hardware. This creates a unique challenge. How can you migrate to flash while taking full advantage of your existing servers, JBODs, and rack designs? With over 1 billion 3.5″ HDD slots in production today, how about simply replacing those 3.5″ nearline HDDs with 3.5″ SSDs when you need more performance?

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Why ExaDrive?

With its industry-standard 3.5” form factor, ExaDrive SSDs are plug-and-play compatible with SATA and SAS-based servers and JBODs, enabling you to upgrade from HDDs to SSDs while preserving your existing hardware investments. With its multicore architecture and end-to-end data protection, ExaDrive SSDs offer line-rate performance and enterprise-grade reliability. ExaDrive SSDs offer more capacity than HDDs, draw less power per TB than HDDs, and weigh 60% less per TB than HDDs. ExaDrive SSDs also offer higher real-world endurance than nearline HDDs, making them well-suited for a broad range of use cases where HDD failure rates can no longer be tolerated.

Benefits of ExaDrive SSDs

Space Savings Up to 6:1 reduction in space versus nearline HDDs, improving density.
Power Reduction Up to 85% lower power draw per TB than nearline HDDs, reducing OpEx.
Higher Utilization Rates Utilization rates can be improved to 90%+ versus 60% with HDDs, a 50% gain.
Longer Workload Rating 8x higher workload rating than nearline HDDs, which are rated at only 550 TB/yr.
Cooling Savings Up to 75% fewer BTU’s of cooling per TB than nearline HDDs, reducing costs.
Improved Storage Efficiency Unlike HDDs, SSDs are fast enough to support inline dedupe/compression.
Superior Reliability No moving parts, fewer non-recoverable errors, and faster RAID rebuilds.
Increased Scalability Optimizes data center footprint to scale capacity with less infrastructure.
Reduced Software Costs Higher capacity SSDs reduce the number of servers, reducing licensing costs.
Performance Gains 98% lower latency than nearline HDDs, improving the user experience.
Reduced CPU Costs Faster storage performance improves CPU efficiency by 50% or more.
Chassis Standardization 3.5” SATA/SAS, just like HDDs, so you can avoid costly server/JBOD upgrades.