Sandisk Integrated iSSD: The SSD Market shrinks.
Sometimes small news can be bigger than big news. Sandisk is lending support to miniaturizing IC embedded hard drives for small SSD sizes less, between 4Gb and 64GB. The SATA interfaced iSSD is designed for efficient integration with low power consumption and mobile/netbook type devices:
Performance: Sequential R/W up to 160 MB/s / 100 MB/s
# Size:16 mm x 20 mm x 1.85 mm
# Form Factor: 157 ball BGA with 0.5 mm pitch
# Weight: As low as 0.83g
# Capacity: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB2
# Interface: SATA
The SSD market would do well to focus on such embeddable interfaces… (SATA, X, Y..N) or whatever. Get em out there. The Internet of Things will require lots of localized buffer storage for all their little sensor tentacles.