1 Petabyte of Storage – The New ‘Ruler’ Form Factor for Intel SSDs

Intel has announced new technology standards to advance data center storage to meet the challenges presented by our growing reliance on data.

The new “ruler” form factor – named for its long, skinny shape – shifts storage from the legacy 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch form factors that follow traditional hard disk drives, to the add-in card form factor, which takes advantage of PCIe card slots, and delivers on the promise of non-volatile storage technologies to eliminate constraints on shape and size. The new form factor delivers the most storage capacity for a server, with the lowest required cooling and power needs. The next-generation “ruler” form factor SSDs using Intel® 3D NAND technology will enable up to 1PB in a 1U server – enough storage for 300,000 HD movies, or about 70 years of nonstop entertainment. Both Intel Optane SSDs and Intel® 3D NAND SSDs in the “ruler” form factor will come to market in the near future.

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