In The Future, 1TB SSDs Will Be The Size Of A Postage Stamp

Anyone familiar with Moore's Law will know that over the years, storage has got bigger and cheaper. But the possibility of a 1TB SSD being the size of a postage stamp? Sounds impossible, but not to those crafty Japanese scientists.

A bunch of researchers from various Japanese universities and organizations have banded together to work on bringing the size of SSDs right down, with the energy efficiency right up—with them hopeful they can produce enough so they can go on sale in 2012. They've already got one prototype created from 128 NAND flash chips and a controller chip, which you can see above, with the drive apparently transferring data at 2GB per second. Seriously, this is the stuff from my dreams—an SSD that can fit in my wallet? Amazing. [Nikkei via CrunchGear]