Intel has invented a new shape for solid state drives: the "ruler." It's a foot-long housing primarily for use in datacenters.
Intel describes its 32TB DC P4500 as "the world's densest SSD." By combining 32 of these "rulers" together you can hold up to 1 petabyte of data -- that's a thousand terabytes.
The new design is intended to reduce cooling costs and take up a fraction of the space of traditional 2.5-inch drives.
The ruler is an enterprise product only. It has its PCIe NVMe connection on one end, so its 12-inch length wouldn't fit if you tried to use it in a consumer system. You can read more from our business-minded colleagues at ZDNet.com.