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OCZ Technology Pops 7.5mm SSD Into LG Notebook

OCZ Technology Pops 7.5mm SSD Into LG Notebook

Leave it to OCZ Technology to come out with an SSD that's probably too slim to even fit into your existing notebook cage without some padding. Indilinx and OCZ just announced that a new Everest Series SATA 3.0 drive is shipping in LG's line of ultra-thin notebooks. The kicker? The drive is only 7.5mm in height, a good bit thinner than most standard-height 9mm drives. The good news is that thinner SSDs mean that companies have more room to play around with, and could set their sights on making even thinner notebooks.

LG is now offering its ultra-thin series of notebooks with customized Indilinx Everest-based ultra-slim SSDs with “fast boot” technology, and the new size enables this breed of LG laptop to support outer maximum z-height dimensions of less than 21mm, without sacrificing storage capacity, speed, or reliability.


LG is currently shipping its LGP220 Series with the custom designed ultra-slim Everest based SSD in 128GB capacities as standard equipment, and we bet more are on the way. Slimmer parts = slimmer laptops = happy buyers.
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And so the war continues for who can make the thinnest notebooks. It's like anorexia, only involving technology.

Good news it, at least OCZ are getting their SSD's onto major-manufacturer notebooks; should hook a few people on the OCZ brand.

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OCZ leading the way.

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Looking real good for OCZ leading the way .. :"If you build it they will come " and pretty sweet to see LG partner up on this one .

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This should be good for those ultrabooks! I bet the folks over at ocz are just tickled pink they switched to ssd's and got out of the ram game. I just hope these manufacturers take battery life into consideration when they make these super thin notebooks.

 

On a side note, will these take a special bracket so they fit into the 9mm laptop drive bays?

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Drake_McNasty:

.. I just hope these manufacturers take battery life into consideration when they make these super thin notebooks.

seems that the Intel  Haswell platform is seriously developing an ultra book to run a whole [work] day on a single charge .Also a bit about connected-stand by mode

a bit more here

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/09/next-gen-intel-cpus-to-improve-mobile-graphics-battery-life.ars

"Intel claims that Haswell CPUs will use less power than a comparable Ivy Bridge part—as much as 30 percent less. But the platform as a whole, including a revised power management architecture, can wring out as much as 20 times the battery life in what it calls a "connected standby" mode..

There are some other development being made at Leeds university for using gel -electrolytes to replace lithium ion batteries in devices.Along with Evolata [mini robot] doing a Hawaiian triathlon on Panasonic batteries    it's quite the year so far.

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Go OCZ for pushing the limits and getting their drives into a highly recognized brand. The thinner laptops I find are difficult to hold when walking around with them and I would be afraid of dropping them. I personally like the Dell Latitude E6410 that my job provides me with it is small enough and fairly light considering it has an extended battery attached to it.

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