Hagiwara Sys-Com co has announced that it has been successful in placing 2.5-inch SSD features into a much smaller 1-inch SSD package for smaller devices. The company says that previously the small capacity of SSDs limited what could be stored on the drives.
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The new HFD10P 1-inch SSD is suitable for a boot device according to the company and has a high write-cycle endurance factor. Capacities for the small SSD are 1GB to 8GB and a 16GB capacity 1-inch SSD is slated for launch later in the year.
The small drives were made possible by the proprietary TRUESSD controller that performs static wear leveling to distribute write operations evenly over the surface of the entire media for longevity. The cache algorithm used reduces the number of write access to the NAND flash by organizing small blocks of data into larger blocks.