The SATA microSSD™ standard for embedded solid state drives (SSDs) offers a high-performance, low-cost, embedded storage solution for mobile computing platforms like ultra-thin laptops. The microSSD specification eliminates the module connector from the traditional SATA Interface, enabling developers to produce a single-chip SATA implementation for embedded storage applications.
The specification defines a new electrical pin-out that allows SATA to be delivered using a single ball grid array (BGA) package. The BGA package sits directly on the motherboard, supporting the SATA interface without a connecting module. By eliminating the connector the microSSD standard enables the smallest physical SATA implementation to date, making it an ideal solution for embedding storage in small form factor devices.
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