iPhone sized SSD drive

GrandPhrase

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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..
 
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GrandPhrase

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SSD for computers are designed to fit an existing form factor either 2.5 or 3.5"
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?
 
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mmomega

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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.
 
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GrandPhrase

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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.
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.
 
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theSeb

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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?
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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