Over the past year we have seen storage get smaller and smaller, but now ADATA is introducing their XU41 or Mini solid state drive. This is one of the smallest implementations of a full solid state drive that we have seen. Check out the video below to see what I am talking about.
So how small is this drive? It has the dimensions of 16 x 20 mm and it is in a BGA package which means everything is on a single chip! As far as performance goes the drive will have sequential read and write speeds 400 MB/s and 180 MB/s respectively. It was also have 4K random writes of up to 20K IOPS. The XU41 will also support NCQ, TRIM and S.M.A.R.T.
The XU41 will be available in capacities ranging from 8GB all the way up to 128GB. ADATA expects to see implementation of the XU41 in tablets and other small devices towards the middle of 2014.
Jan 29, 2015 0