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Innodisk Releases World First 1.5 gram SATA µSSDs

Innodisk has announced the world's first industrial-embedded SATA µSSD, the nanoSSD. The device itself has the controller, as well as the NAND flash memory packed into a single tiny package, and when we say tiny, we mean minuscule. The device itself is about one percent the size of a typical 2.5" SSD; it measures just 16 x 20 x 2 mm and weighs only 1.5 grams.

The nanoSSD will come in capacities ranging from 4 GB to 64 GB, have SATA3 interface through the BGA (Ball Grid Array) interface, and boasts quite respectable performance numbers. The device is said to have read speeds of up to 480 MB/s and write speeds of up to 175 MB/s. It also supports both ARM and x86 systems.

Of course, such a product will likely not be sold directly to consumers, but instead be sold straight to OEMs for embedding in ultrabooks, tablets, mobile phones and more.

There has been no word on when the nanoSSD will find its way into devices; however, Innodisk will be presenting the device at the "Onboard SATA III Single-Chip Solution - New Trend of SSD Application in Embedded Systems" seminar. The seminar will take place on May 30, 2013 at the Taipei International Convention Center.

  • lunyone
    Match these up with mechanical HD's and you have now improved your basic laptop experience at "hopefully" a minimal cost :)
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  • lunyone
    When I mean match up, I mean as a cache SSD for the mechanical HD :)
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  • pckitty4427
    These will be perfect for phones and tablets.
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  • Someone Somewhere
    Great. So future notebooks are going to have non-replaceable storage too.
    So what happens when you get to the end of your P/E cycles?
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  • Someone Somewhere
    Also, phones/tablets generally don't have SATA controllers. They use something called eMMC.
    This would need whole new SoCs to be built.
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  • nieur
    now we will see SSD in smartphones
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  • Chairman Ray
    woah, technology is really moving along! I would like to know how many read/writes those are capable of.
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  • Someone Somewhere
    Technically smartphones already have SSDs.
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  • Vorador2
    So we will finally have decent storage performance on high end smartphones?
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  • tiret
    dear tom's: why do I have to post a comment before i can read other comments?
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