iPhone sized SSD drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by GrandPhrase, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. GrandPhrase, Oct 2, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012

    GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    Sorry, if this is a dumb question but are there any iphone sized SSD drives(external hard drives), and if not how come there arent any(besides price) The iphone has a max of 64GB of SSD and can probably fit at least 128 if you take out the battery etc.

    The MBA and iPhone places the SSD on board, taking up like 90% less space, so..

    Even the Elgato SSD 120GB is thicker and bigger than the iPhone

    Just wondering..
  2. Ricky Smith macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2006
    Boston, MA
    SSD for computers are designed to fit an existing form factor either 2.5 or 3.5"
  3. GrandPhrase, Oct 3, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012

    GrandPhrase thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    Will that ever change in the future, or remain the same for compatibility?

    Edit: Sorry, I meant external hard drives.. I don't think that applies as well.. right?
  4. mmomega macrumors 68030


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    How about a 64 or 128GB USB3 Thumb drive? isn't that small enough?

    There is not reason to create an entirely new size of drive in between 2.5" or thumb drives.
    Externals are still based around either a 3.5" drive or a 2.5" drive.
  5. GrandPhrase thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2012
    I see.. Yeah thumb drives are small enough lol. Not complaining to push for the miniaturization of 3.5 and 2.5 drives smaller, was just wondering why - don't know much in this field.

    Thanks anyways.
  6. theSeb macrumors 604


    Aug 10, 2010
    Poole, England
    You're looking for an mSATA (mini SATA) external enclosure and an mSATA SSD. mSATA SSDs are far smaller than 2.5" drives


    Personally I would get a speedy USB 3 stick, like the Kingston Hyper X, starting at 64 GB capacity.

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