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SanDisk Delivers Postage Stamp Sized 64GB SSD

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SanDisk Delivers Postage Stamp Sized 64GB SSD

SanDisk has revealed what it claims is the world’s smallest SSD – a postage sized chip that weighs less than a paper clip.

SanDisk has said in a statement that it’s available in capacities ranging from 4GB up to 64GB, and obviously it’s the larger capacity that’s of interest. The advantage of this SSD is not just its size but the fact that it supports a standard SATA interface using a small BGA (Ball Grid Array) packaging, making it easy to fit into existing notebook and netbook motherboards.

In fact, it’s so small it can be soldered onto the motherboard saving valuable space, which should pave the way for even thinner and lighter portables. SanDisk has even bestowed a new category name for the chip – iSSD – or integrated SSD.

This would be of no use if it was a slouch in terms of performance, but with read and write speeds of 160MB/sec and 100MB/sec respectively, it’s more than fast enough to handle full operating systems.

While 64GB is still a little limiting in real life, when this thing move to 128GB and greater, netbooks type devices should be able to kiss standard HDDs goodbye, and we, for one, won’t be weeping.

Link: SanDisk

ThaDon

August 18, 2010, 9:17 pm

That teeny thing can fit in a mobile phone ALREADY lol, i say roll on 64GB built-in capacities. Now, where can i find a SnapDragon that can run CRYSIS...?

Runadumb

August 18, 2010, 9:54 pm

I'll take two, thanks.

RazorA

August 18, 2010, 10:25 pm

This is great but can you imagine, going by today's pricing for SSDs, what the price of this thing would be in a device? Although if it means that "standard" SSDs drop in price to something considerably more reasonable then I'd be happy.

GoldenGuy

August 19, 2010, 1:40 am

iSSD? iSSD? Are they going "Nudge, nudge, why not these?" to a certain Magical Fruit Company?

Joe Angster

August 19, 2010, 7:20 pm

I don't think further miniaturizing is a great idea. A normal SD card is just small enough to fit anywhere, yet big enough to be able to be seen, found and held. I certainly don't want a terabyte 'card' with the size of a poppy seed!

jingyeow

August 23, 2010, 11:51 am

@Joe - Yes you do. I always think "Scale Up". If 1tb fits into the space of 1 poppyseed, then we can get over 400tb of data onto a card the size of a sd card.





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