Tuesday, March 13, 2007

An ultra-thin 12-inch after all?

The announcement today from SanDisk of a 2.5-inch 32GB solid state SATA drive (via Uneasy Silence) for only US$350 is a lot more important than it looks...


The SanDisk 32G SSD

The vast majority of laptops these days use the 2.5-inch drive form factor, and this is the first affordable solid state disk that I know about that will drop right into those internal bay, without manufacturers having to radically redesign their hardware. So this really is an important step forwards, and means we're all that much closer to the much rumoured replacement for the 12-inch Powerbook that I've been wanting.