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First NGFF SSDs Show Up in Lenovo ThinkPad E431 Notebook

The first commercially available NGFF SSD has been spotted inside a Lenovo laptop.

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  1. Ouch at $2 a GB - but that's what you get for paying retail.

    To be honest, I doubt we needed this. mSATA/mPCIe is already pretty damn small. And it's not going to stop apple et al going DIY.
  2. we need this because of speed. only that.
  3. We don't really need this because:

    - we already have mSATA/mPCIe
    - and the speed is there as well, the new SSD drive format doesn't give you more speed, just a tad smaller form factor
  4. What do you mean "we really don't need this?"
    When manufacturers must make thinner laptops its critical to get as many components as small as possible, so this is just one of many components that must shrink
  5. looking at the picture, I'm more interested on the connector.
    its clearly different than a mSATA connector.
  6. "When manufacturers must make thinner laptops its critical to get as many components as small as possible, so this is just one of many components that must shrink"
    Fair enough... They didn't HAVE to use a new connector then
  7. Instead of making it smaller..... keep it the same size and increase the space and decrease price for it.
  8. I hope these (higher capacity ones) are available at Newegg for example. Then I can stick one in a motherboard that supports M.2 to remove cable connections and get much higher 1.4GB/s speeds. I think the Asus Maximus supports this, but only at SATA3 speeds.
  9. NGFF is a stupid (form factor) name... think what is the next gen of this should called... NGFF+1??
  10. EDIT: Somehow this became my original post. New one is below:

    Quote:
    we need this because of speed. only that.


    mPCIe has at least one lane (I can't find a definitive source), and that's plenty for most things. If you need anything faster, give it PCIe 3.0, for a GB/s each way.

    Besides, who's going to put a GPU or similar on one of these? It won't fit and you can't deal with the heat.

    Quote:
    When manufacturers must make thinner laptops its critical to get as many components as small as possible, so this is just one of many components that must shrink


    So use a half-length one.
  11. What do you mean "we really don't need this?"
    When manufacturers must make thinner laptops its critical to get as many components as small as possible, so this is just one of many components that must shrink
  12. What do you mean "we really don't need this?"
    When manufacturers must make thinner laptops its critical to get as many components as small as possible, so this is just one of many components that must shrink
  13. Easy - use a half length or one-sided mSATA/mPCIe.
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