InnoDisk Shows 128GB ‘nanoSSD’

Because solid state drives have no need to fill a 2.5in form factor...

We’ve long known that Solid State Drives don’t ”need” to be in 3.5in or 2.5in form factors (it’s all about the compatibility), which is why this is hugely exciting…

Hidden amongst the dying embers of Computex was the ‘nanoSSD’, InnoDisk’s proposed new tiny SSD form factor. As the images show, the nanoSSD is vastly smaller than a 2.5in drive but it still packs an impressive punch.

Dubbed the ‘SATADOM i-I60’, the dinky SSD packs in 128GB of storage and offers read/write performance in excess of 150MB per second. Furthermore, the little fella was fully operational with InnoDisk showing the drive working under 20g’s of accelerated force.

InnoDisk now hopes it can convince the rest of the market to adopt the form factor and while that is likely to prove a huge task it does show the tremendous flexibility of solid state storage. It also highlights the ever more pressing need for industry to agree upon a much smaller universal SSD form factor (0.5in?). After all, with laptops getting built ever thinner and lighter the 2.5in slot is a great waste of space.

Good luck InnoDisk, let’s hope you’ve started the ball rolling…

via Tweaktown

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