CrunchGear reports researchers from Toshiba and Keio University are developing a technology that may enable postage stamp-sized solid state disks with a capacity of 1TB. Besides a 90 percent smaller size, these SSDs would also be cheaper and sport 70% percent higher energy efficiency. The first samples are expected to be ready by 2012.
SSDs haven’t found their way into the mass market yet, but a team of Japanese researchers is already trying to make them more worthwhile. The team claims it has developed a technology that helps to shrink the size of SSDs by no less than 90%, makes them cheaper and boosts energy efficiency by 70%.