Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Toshiba preps ultra-small SATA solid-state drives

updated 01:55 pm EDT, Mon September 21, 2009

Toshiba 30GB and 62GB mSATA SSDs

Toshiba took advantage of Intel's upcoming Developer Forum to launch some of the smallest full-speed solid-state drives in the industry. Both 30GB and 62GB drives are made using 32 nanometer memory and come in the new low-profile mini SATA (mSATA) format and promise the better traits of SSDs in a smaller space. The new storage is a seventh the size of a 2.5-inch notebook SSD but still reads data at up to 180MB per second and writes at 70MB per second, both figures that put it on par with larger drives.

"Half-slim" versions of either capacity are also available and come in a removable card format with similar performance.

Either format is designed to put fast SSDs in devices that would otherwise be too thin or small to use conventional hard drives; netbooks and ultraportables are candidates, but the design would also allow for handhelds and other devices to get high-speed storage.

Mass production starts in October. Toshiba isn't expected to name customers ahead of launch, though it regularly supplies storage to Apple and most handheld or PC makers. The Mac producer's SSDs are normally provided by Samsung, however.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News