Colorful Technology Company Ltd. revealed its latest SSD solution called SL500 Mini SSD. Normally, it’s not big of a deal, but there’s something unique about this SSD: being tiny. The company has been shipping its standard SL500 SSDs for quite some time now – 6Gbps of 480MB/s & 500MB/s read/write, respectively – which is quite basic. But the SL500 Mini is something worth checking out because it’s smaller than an M.2 drive, weighing in at just 2 grams.
Coming in two variants, the Colorful SL500 Mini is 26% the size of your typical SATA drive, with dimensions of just 26x68x7mm. This means that its printed circuit board (PCB) will be barely big enough to house actual SATA connections. The company managed to compress the SSD down into such a small form by integrating both NAND flash memory and SSD controller into a single module.
I’ve always like tiny hardware, and this tiny SSD is no exception. It’s not only designed for your average PCs and laptops, but also for industrial sectors that requires some toughness to deal with outside factors like humidity and high temperature.
The 500GB SL500 Mini variant comes with 480MB/s & 500MB/s peak speeds as the chonkier version (SL500), though the 250GB variant is a tadge slower at 450MB/s write speeds.
So yeah, I’m not saying I’m ditching other SSD options in favor of this one. But if you’re building a competitive rig, this SL500 Mini might be worth checking out on performance and affordability alone. What’s more, the Mini series SSDs are entering retail at Q1 this year!
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