The future of SSDs in ultrabooks, NGFF format and more than 512 Gbytes

The company Intel is investing significantly in the brand Ultrabook and apparently the next step in its evolution is the change in the format of the current SSDs. They are creating design guidelines for the future storage system thereof, which shall remain in nature SSD but with another physical format and connection.

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The company’s goal is to end U.S. restrictions binomial mSATA SSD, which does not allow manufacturers to ultrabooks provide capabilities that exceed the 512 Gbytes. The new standard, called Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF), which enable creating incoporen SSD NAND chips on both sides of the plate.

The discussion is now in the ideal Dimesions to adapt the new SSD to the chassis of the different models ultrabooks. For the time being considered dimensions of 20 mm, 42 mm, 60 mm, 80 mm and 120 mm, and some sources claim that the versions of 42 mm, 60 mm and 80 mm are those with more opportunities to become the new standard for the industry and we will see, sure, in the next ultrabooks 2013.