Team announces 1.8″ USB 3.0 external SSD with leather case

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The Taiwanese memory manufacturer Team today announced the PD200, a 1.8" external SSD. The drive can be plugged in an USB 3.0 slot and has the size of a business card although it’s a bit thicker.

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Not impressive.

Team claims that the PD200 can achieve 250MB/s read and 120MB/s writes over USB 3.0. The 64GB model is a tad slower and has a maximum write speed of up to 100MB/s.

But 1.8-inch form factor external SSD is probably a better solution than 2.5-inch one. It’ll be interesting how much capacity into 1.8-inch external casing can be achieved with V-NAND or better NAND chips.

Since 2.5-inch and 1.8-inch form factors are all about laptop computers, does it mean the internal drive of the external SSD can be extracted to fit in a laptop with 1.8-inch bay? Or, does the internal hardware have circut board exposed?