The recently showcased 8GB and 16GB storage devices are not the first of their kind with larger models being spotted at Computex 2009, however, this will be one of the first to hit the public market… in Japan… so we can likely expect to see it in North America sometime in the next dozen years.
The nanoSSD is sized at a mere 25mm(L) x 6.5mm(W) x 39mm (H) roughly the same dimensions of a regular SD card (though a few times thicker) and weighs only 8 grams. For such a small device, performance is surprisingly quick with 75MB/s read and 30MB/s write.
The device utilizes SATA II at 3.0Gbps and the beauty of such a minuscule unit is that it is able to plug directly into a SATA port
While the practicality of such a device in a modern day full size tower or even laptop is questionable, it would be the perfect compliment for a system based on a Nano-ITX or Pico-ITX form factor.
Photo’s Courtesy Akihabara News