updated 04:10 pm EDT, Wed October 22, 2008
Super Talent SSDs
Super Talent today added still more flash memory to its lineup with the introduction of a new class of ZIF IDE drives. Based on Intel's Z-P140 and other drives from the family, the Parallel ATA drives are built as add-ons for Eee PCs and other netbooks which are internally expandable but are too small for ordinary hard drives. The storage measures either 0.85 or 1.0 inches and so won't block airflow or affect the weight of upgraded systems.
All of the drives read at a peak 40MB per second and write at 30MB per second and should be independent of any one platform. Costs aren't available, but Super Talent offers the smallest drives in 2GB and 4GB capacities while the one-inch drive shares these and a larger-still 8GB model thanks to its extra space.