OCZ Reveals 7.5mm 2.5" SSDsby Kristian Vättö on September 13, 2011 1:21 PM EST
OCZ just issued a press release revealing that LG is using OCZ's brand new 7.5mm 2.5" SSD in their P220 laptop. Note that regular 2.5" drives have height of 9.5mm, so OCZ's new SSD is 2mm (21%) thinner. LG is utilizing a 128GB model but we don't know if other capacities are available too. This SSD is based on an Indilinx controller, which supports SATA 6Gb/s, but no other specs are known as of now. This is Indilinx's (well, OCZ's since they are one and the same nowadays) first SATA 6Gb/s controller, meaning that we have absolutely no idea of what to expect. We don't know whether this SSD will be publicly available or not, as OCZ doesn't have anything else but the press release about this.
As a whole, thinner 2.5" form factor is nothing new because 7mm hard drives have existed for awhile, for example Seagate Momentus Thin. Intel also offers its X25-M G2 with 7mm height. There are even mSATA SSDs with height of less than 5mm, but the connector is also different.
2.5" SSDs with height of 7-7.5mm might have a market in some ultraportables but most OEMs will most likely settle for mSATA SSDs due to their even smaller form factor. OCZ also joined the mSATA club very recently with their Nocti mSATA SSD.