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Currently being in the design phase of my new project, and size being a huge priority, so all the space I can save makes a difference, I mean a bit in most cases won't hurt as I'm not making this quite as compact as a laptop due to performance and I don't want anything becoming a heatsink that I don't intend to.

But That brings me to Current situation, I've noticed release of 1.8" SSD's.

I'm not actually doing the build until 2013ish (Haswell) but will get it all rolling from this point on, and I'm just wondering if 1.8" SSD's are going to stick or if 2.5" SSD's are going to stay mainstream as 1.8" SSD's were designed with netbooks in mind?
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Can't really determine the future of the market place. Whatever the industry gives us that's going to end up being standard. Right now 2.5" is the standard size for SSD, but yes I've seen the 1.8" drives also and was wondering why nobody was buying them at least for the Crucial drives. Plenty of the 2.5" C300 128GB are gone and the price went sky high for a while. But they seemed to have plenty of 1.8" drives.
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Ok ty for info, I think due to form factor 1.8" feel alot more efficient, looking at the size of 3 of them its dumb lol.. I could fit them anywhere on the build =P, versus a 3.5" I'd have to incorporate somewhere specific.
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Can't really determine the future of the market place. Whatever the industry gives us that's going to end up being standard. Right now 2.5" is the standard size for SSD, but yes I've seen the 1.8" drives also and was wondering why nobody was buying them at least for the Crucial drives. Plenty of the 2.5" C300 128GB are gone and the price went sky high for a while. But they seemed to have plenty of 1.8" drives.
The 1.8" drives use a micro SATA connection, and there were comments that the c300 doesn't come with the adapter for it. That's probably why people weren't buying it when the 2.5" version was the same price.
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I'm just looking at the size of these 1.8" its like 2-3 credit cards on top of each other its nuts !, I love it =P
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