Monday, July 20, 2015

Dell Packs 90 TB of 3D NAND SSDs in 2U Array

Dell Storage introduced new Mainstream Read-Intensive (RI) SSDs, based on Triple Level Cell (TLC) 3D NAND technology, boasting up to 24x performance improvement at the same price for capacity as 15K hard disk drives. This enables Dell SC Series storage arrays to pack up to 90 terabytes of raw flash capacity in a 2U shelf -- twice the data density as before.

In terms of pricing, the company said it now can offer Dell Storage SC4020 enterprise-class all-flash solutions for as low as $1.66 (US) per gigabyte street price and as low as 58 cents (US) per gigabyte for typical hybrid flash configurations.

“As the first array vendor to announce support for this latest flash technology, Dell continues to redefine the economics of enterprise storage and tear down cost barriers to flash adoption,” said Alan Atkinson, vice president and general manager, Dell Storage.