Yes you read that correctly – a 60TB SSD. So what does that mean for cloud backup? Is a 3.6PB storage pod on the horizon? We take a look at the numbers.
Seagate just introduced a 60TB SDD. Wow. As Backblaze scurries about upgrading from 2TB to 8TB hard drives in our Storage Pods, we just have to stop for the moment and consider what a 3.6PB Storage Pod would look like and how much it would cost. Let’s dive in to the details…
What we know about the Seagate 60TB SDD
A number of sources (engadget, Computerworld, Mashable, and Tom’s Hardware, to name a few) covered the news. From the Backblaze Storage Pod point of view here are some important things to know. The Seagate 60TB SSD comes in a 3.5-inch form factor. It uses a 12 Gbps SAS interface and consumes 15 watts of power (average while active.) There are a few other fun facts in the articles above, but these will work for now as we design our hypothetical 3.6PB Storage Pod.