Honey, SanDisk shrunk the SSD. How small, you ask? The memory card maker's new 64GB SSD is smaller than a postage stamp and weighs less than a paper clip, SanDisk claims.
This isn't a standard SSD that you'd pop into your desktop or notebook, but an integrated SSD (iSSD) designed for embedded applications. Capacities range from 4GB to 64GB, with the 64GB variant ranking as the world's smallest at that capacity.
"The new category of embedded SSDs should enable OEMs to produce tablets and notebooks with an unprecedented combination of thin, lightweight form factors and fast performance," said Doron Myersdorf , senior director, SSD marketing, SanDisk. "With our embedded flash storage leadership, SanDisk believes it is uniquely positioned to deliver the ultra compact SSD solutions needed by OEMs."
These tiny iSSDs offer 160MB/s sequential read and 100MB/s sequential write speeds, so they're not going to break any SSD speed records, but as SanDisk points out, the real benefit here is in portability.
SanDisk has already started sampling iSSDs to OEMs and expects top-tier manufacturers to follow.