SanDisk introduces SSD the size of a postage stamp

SanDisk introduces SSD the size of a postage stamp.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/08/BvUUeU.jpg[/newsimage]Flash memory specialist SanDisk has introduced a new 64GB solid-state drive that is smaller than a postage stamp, making it the smallest 64GB SSD in the world.


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these sound cool until we find out the price .shudder. I am guessing somewhere south of $600.

Sounds like something that will eventually make it’s way to smartphones, although we can already get 32GB of storage with a microSD card.

There’s the question I have from a naive point of view. We have SD-HD cards with 32G and 64G and, I think, even more space on them but they’re no where near as expensive as a similarly sized SSD. The only difference in my mind between these things is the interface. How is it that the SSDs are so much more expensive than the other forms of solid state memories?

[QUOTE=kpoole;2539172]How is it that the SSDs are so much more expensive than the other forms of solid state memories?[/QUOTE]

My guess is speed. Everyone knows putting red stripes on things make them faster.

Speed, but also endurance, plus most 2nd/3rd generation SSD controllers are extremely powerful, while the controllers in SD cards are very tame in comparison.
The largest cost of SSD is the price of this high speed, high endurance NAND. It probably accounts for nearly 80% of the price of an SSD.