Apacer launches ultra-slim SSD storage module

Mini hardware aimed at increasing demand for smaller mobile devices

Tags: Apacer Technology Inc (www.apacer.com)
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Apacer launches ultra-slim SSD storage module The SDM4 7P/180D SH module, left and the SDM4 7P/180D Slim.
By  Stephen McBride Published  March 22, 2013

Apacer this week launched an ultra-slim SDM4 7P/180D SSD storage module aimed at addressing the demand for ever-shrinking sizes of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

The SDM4 7P/180D module comes in two variants with a thickness of 6.42mm to 6.90mm, weighing between 3 and 5 grammes and having capacities up to 32GB. The modules are also designed to be anti-shock, anti-vibration and low in power consumption, aiming them at developers of embedded applications.

According to Apacer, each unit is around 40% of the size of alternative mSATA based SSD technology used in other mobile devices such as Ultrabooks.

The module uses a seven-pin SATA connector. Its hook design is intended to prevent it from loosening during motion and ensure its stability during operation. Its 16mm width matches a SATA slot so users can expand storage capacity without worrying about mechanical interference. The ultra-slim design of the product also allows for better heat dissipation, Apacer said.

The module is available with or without housing in capacities of up to 16GB (SLC) and 32GB (MLC) and is said to be able to operate between -40 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees Celsius. In addition, it features 16~24 bit/ 1K Byte error correcting (ECC), intelligent power failure recovery, and can support Windows TRIM commands.

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