With its mini-card solid state drive (SSD) with SATA-interface, Samsung introduces a small SSD to serve net- and notebook users.The mini-card SSD is 80% smaller than a conventional 2.5-inch hard disk, and it also features a life expectancy of 1 million hours MTBF. Samsung hopes that these small SSD's will increase the usage of the disks in other devices and applications. With this concept in mind, the company cooperated with JEDEC when designing the form factor. To visualize the dimensions of the mini-card SSD, it's 30 x 51 x 3,75 mm and weighs 8.5 grams. The power consumption is specified at 0,3 Watt.
With the SATA II-connector, reading and writing speeds of respectively 200 MB/s and 100 MB/s are to be reached. By using the 40nm production process, the user has the choice between storage capacities of 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB. Apart from the the SSD can optionally be equipped with full disk encryption as well, allowing for secure data storage.
As of yet, there's no information regarding pricing and availability.