It's pretty amazing how much we can store digitally on miniscule flash devices. Just look at Innodisk
's latest creation, touted as the planet's first industrial-embedded industry's first SATA device in accordance to SATA µSSD standards – nanoSSD. Through the integration of a control chip, flash memory and peripheral power components into a single ball grid array (BGA) package, Innodisk has managed to reduce the size of the nanoSSD to approximately 1% the size of a 2.5" SSD. With dimensions of only 16 x 20 x 2 mm (WxLxH), a weight of only 1.5g, SATA III support, capacities ranging from 4 to 64 GB and both x86 and ARM compatibility, nanoSSD can be incorporated into a wide variety of applications where a small form-factor and high transfer rates are important, including industrial mobile devices, embedded systems, tablets, high-end smart phones and Ultrabooks.
Designed according to MO-276 standards, the JEDEC standard for SATA microSSDs, nanoSSD is a single-chip SATA implementation which allows for easy design-in. This product is fully compliant with the industrial-embedded industry's standards, including: thermal sensor implementation, -40°C to 85°C wide operation range, shock-resistance and ATA security and military (MIL-STD-810F/G) compliant quick erase standards.
There's no clear word when it comes to pricing or a commercial release, but hopefully we'll see it trickling out soon.