Of particular interest at CES 2017 this week was our meeting with Longsys who was showing off a new design of theirs called the SATA Disk in Package (SDP). The SDP is a very small SSD that contains the SATA connector, a Marvell 88NV1120 DRAM-less controller, as well as 3D TLC memory. Having the SDP in hand, we could see that it was just a bit longer that a typical SD card.
This SDP is presently available in capacities up to 240GB, performs at SATA 3 speeds up to 500MB/s read and 380MB/s write with up to 45,000 IOPS at low 4K random write access. The unique thing about this card is that the SATA 3 connector is right on that card, allowing it to simply be inserted in such form factors as the 2.5″ casing when necessary. Just slip it into the SSD casing, that of course has been manufactured to accomodate the SDP, and you have a notebook SSD. You can also see, through the graphic in the lower are of this display, how it can fit into different form factors.
Longsys has also produced a rather interesting video for its SDP which can be seen here and affords just a bit more clarity with respect to their market direction for the SDP.