Tuesday, August 25th 2009

Elecom Intros Pair of SSDs

Elecom Japan announced two new solid state storage products, with the minuscule nanoSSD, and a regular 2.5-inch SSD. The more interesting of the two, nanoSSD plugs directly into a SATA port on the motherboard. It measures 25 x 6.5 x 39 mm, and weighs a mere 8 g. At these dimensions, it offers 16 GB of storage with transfer-rates of 75/30 MB/s (read/write). This just about makes it ideal for embedded machines, test systems, and SFF boxes.

The other SSD on offer of the regular 2.5-inch size, and comes in capacities of 64 GB and 128 GB. Elecom did not provide much info about this in its press-release. Nevertheless, the two drives will hit stores in a couple of days.

Source: Akihabara News
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39 Comments on Elecom Intros Pair of SSDs

#1
Assassin48
I wonder the cost of this, since it would be perfect for bench sessions
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#2
Yukikaze
iWant.

That NANO SSD is just the stuff I need for a couple of my systems. I'll take (counts free SATA slots)....14.
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#3
Zehnsucht
This is WICKED!
Imagine down the road where high performance drives just adds on like USB-sticks on the motherboard!
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#4
Breathless
NanoSSD = Freakin Genius :rockout:
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#5
MoonPig
If this is cheap (and by cheap i mean closer to HD prices), it would be awesome for mini-Raid0's and:

OS only Drive
Games only Raid0
Apps only

I wants prices!
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#7
LittleLizard
by: Breathless
NanoSSD = Freakin Genius :rockout:
+500000
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#8
AltecV1
look at those speeds:eek: they are unbeliveble
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#9
MoonPig
I would actually sell my 500GB Black and get like 6 of these. Make this computer JUST for gaming etc. and use another for storage
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#10
DanishDevil
by: Zehnsucht
It says "Open Price" on their webpage.
This is how you power it:
http://www.elecom.co.jp/news/200908/esd-i2saa/image/ESD-ID016SAA_31L.jpg
Ah scrap that. It's only if you cannot supply the SSD from the SATA pins.
I was hoping that they powered it off of the SATA connection, but no. Do they advertise it that way? Of course they do :shadedshu

Of course, it's a great idea, but I think I'm gonna wait until Powered eSATA 3.0 and stick one of these guys in there :)
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#11
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
the 16gb ssd is a bad idea becuase of taking three sata.
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#12
Fx
by: freaksavior
the 16gb ssd is a bad idea becuase of taking three sata.
not a bad idea - just not suited for all. it would work fine for me as I only use 3 ports

for SFFs it especially doesnt matter
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#13
A Cheese Danish
by: freaksavior
the 16gb ssd is a bad idea becuase of taking three sata.
I agree with this. Although, if you don't use half your ports, I guess you are ok. Kinda like my motherboard.
It has 2 ports on top of each other, then a little off to the side, there are 2 more. So I could ideally get
4 of these and shouldn't have a problem.
I guess the amount you can have will depend on the sata layout on your mobo.
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#14
MoonPig
Going by the width of these, i could fit 7 on my P5Q-E.

If their cheap, i would defiantly buy 7... lol
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#15
AltecV1
by: MoonPig
Going by the width of these, i could fit 7 on my P5Q-E.

If their cheap, i would defiantly buy 7... lol
cheap SSD! :rolleyes: RIGHT
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#16
Jizzler
Yeah, considering I've only seen an SSD in this form from one other manufacturer, they're certainly going to milk the uniqueness.

Can't wait till I can throw 4-6 of these at a board though :D
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#17
MoonPig
Well, their alot smaller in both capacity and size. Also, they've taken alot of the stuff out of a 2.5" (im guessing) - so it's gotta cost alot less than a 30GB SSD.
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#18
t77snapshot
This new nano ssd is a great idea, but blocking other sata's is never a good thing.

FIXED:D.....:toast:
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#19
MopeyMartian
Just a matter of time before we see a SSD built into the motherboard like NICs and soundcards.
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#20
DanishDevil
They already have those. They hold tiny operating systems that let you instantly boot (more like 3 seconds) to the internet. I think it was first used in ASUS's P5Q3 Deluxe boards.
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#21
BazookaJoe
Now here's a product i can see some REAL applications for.. very interesting indeed...

And as for the complaints about its physical size - well first of all almost every board I've had (Gigabyte / ASUS) scatter their Sata's around a bit - so it wouldn't be a real problem, and second of all I think the intended application for a drive like this is not to build RAID5 arrays (although that may be fun too) its for building simple light - terminal type pc's that probably only have this ONE drive.
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#22
rampage
higher wright speeds would be nice, my usb thumb drive dose 20mb a second, fix that and when they are out in somthing like 32/64gb then it would be an excelent OS drive, even if it took up say 2 sata ports in space


(i wonder if you can boot from them ?)
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#23
t77snapshot
by: DanishDevil
They already have those. They hold tiny operating systems that let you instantly boot (more like 3 seconds) to the internet. I think it was first used in ASUS's P5Q3 Deluxe boards.
Yeah M3N-HT Deluxe has that, (Express Gate) but I don't see the need to use it unless your having problem booting into Windows and need to use the interweb.
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#24
DanishDevil
Yep, MSI calls their version Winky :roll:
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#25
SuRGe
mount this inside of the case and it should fix the spacng issue
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