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We're seeing very small form factor SSDs for laptops today; how can manufacturers get the capacity necessary in...
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such a small size? Also, when selecting a solid-state drive for a laptop, what are the most important specs to pay attention to?
Chips smaller than 30 nm and 20 nm are in production today, and die sizes will continue to shrink. Expect 14 nm die sizes later this year.
Selecting the right drive for a laptop is relatively straightforward. Below are a few important considerations:
- Is the drive certified with the manufacturer?
- Does it fit the physical space in the laptop?
- Is it certified to work with the OS of the laptop?
- Is it certified to work with that OS' implementation of TRIM?
Editor's note: To read more news and expert advice on laptop SSDs, check out the Endpoint SSD section of the site.
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