The word “nano” got thrown around yet again as InnoDisk gave the world a glimpse of the future at the recently concluded Computex exhibit. This time it’s a solid state drive we’re talking about. So is it worthy of being called a nano SSD? See for yourself:
Damn. That’s 128 GB in a box just a bit bigger than a wristwatch. The nano SSD has a maximum write speed of 160 megabytes/sec, and read speed of up to 150 megabytes/sec. To give you a better idea of how nano it is, here’s the full shot, with the SSD compared alongside a 3.5-in HD and a 2.5-in SSD:
InnoDesk also showed that the tiny drive can take a beating too; they setup a motherboard with the nano SSD hooked up to it, and subjected it continuously to 20gs of “accelerative force.”A video used to be embedded here but the service that it was hosted on has shut down.
I wasn’t there so I don’t know how InnoDisk proved that their drive survived the test, but apparently it did. Let’s just believe them for now and imagine a future with tiny computers and even tinier PMPs running on nano hardware like this. Mmmmm. The future looks expensive. And tiny.