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Hard Disk Drive devices; HDD Manufacturers, that use a platter
Hybrid Hard Disk Drives which rely on a large amount of Flash are listed on the HHD page.

This is a general listing of Computer Solid State Drive [SSD] manufacturers.
Solid State Disk Drives which are completely Flash are listed below.

The different types of disk drive bus interface types are listed below.
Keep in mind that the IDE drives, Parallel ATA [PATA], Bus is being replaced by the Serial ATA: [SATA] bus.
Internal Interface types; ATA [IDE], Ultra ATA, SATA [Desk-top], SATA, SCSI, Ultra SCSI, Serial SCSI [Enterprise]
External Interface types; eSATA [Desktop], SCSI, Serial SCSI [SAS] [Enterprise], Fibre Channel [Enterprise], Firewire, or USB

The four common Hard Drive applications are Desk Top Computers, enterprise servers, workstations, and notebook computers.
Laptop Computers are normally the smallest
Desk Top Computers are middle of the range
Workstations use the largest drives
Enterprise servers used to be the fastest and most expensive hard drives
But with the advent of SSD all the drive styles operate at the same speed.

The four common physical drive sizes are 0.85 inch, 1.8 inch, 2.5 inch, and 3.5 inch.
0.85 inch drives are 0.13" x 0.94" x 1.26" [No longer in common usage]
1.8 inch drives are 0.315" x 2.12" x 3.09" [Common Laptop Drive size]
2.5 inch drives are 0.370" x 2.75" x 3.94" [Common Desktop Drive size]
3.5 inch drives are 1.000" x 4.00" x 5.74" [Common Server Drive size]
Mini-IDE [MIDE] is a small form factor Solid State Drive [30.0 x 55.0 x 9.1mm].

The three common embedded physical drive sizes [No case or enclosure].
Half-Slim SSD; 54mm x 4mm x 39mm. [30GB and 62GB capacities] (JEDEC = Slim Light size)
Mini Serial ATA-2 [mSATA]; 30mm x 4.75mm x 50.95mm, JEDEC compliant form factor, SATA. [30GB and 62GB capacities]
Micro SATA[mSATA]. [64GB and 256GB capacities]
SSDDR SODIMM is a dual function memory module combining Solid State Drive (SSD) and DDR SDRAM in a SODIMM form

Note Mini SATA and Micro SATA refer to the size of the SATA connector.

Computer Solid State Drive Manufactures, SSD

SSHD Vendors:
A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd. {128GB SATA II, 32GB PATA SSD}

Adtron Corporation {SATA 2.5", SCSI 2.5"/3.5", Solid State IDE 2.5" UDMA-100, IDE 3.5" UDMA-66, RAID}

BiTMICRO Networks, Inc. {2.5" SATA, ATA, 3.5" Fibre Channel, 2.5" SCSI Solid State Drive}

CoreSolid Storage Corporation {1.8" and 2.5" SATA SSD, 2.5-inch IDE SSD, 1.8" ZIF SSD}

GSkill International Enterprise {SATA Form Factor 2.5" SSD}


Intel {2.5" SSD, 1.8" Solid-State Drive}

Iomega {USB 3.0 SSD, External Solid-State Drive}

Kingston Technology Corporation {2.5" SATA2 SSD}

OCZ Technology {SATA II 2.5" SDD}

Patriot Memory {64, 128, 256GB 2.5" SATA SSD}

Plextor {64, 128GB 2.5" SATA II interface SSD}

pqi {2.5" SSD, 1.8" SSD, eSATA SSD, ExpressCard SSD}

Quantum {Disk-based backup systems-Networks}

RITEK {1.8"/2.5" IDE, 2.5" SATA2 Commercial/Industrial SSDs}

Samsung {Hard Disk Drive SATA, SAS, Ultra ATA - 100, 3.5" desktop, 2.5" Laptop, 3.5" SATA enterprise, 1.8" SATA, SSD}

Seagate Disc Storage {Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Ultra320 SCSI and 2 Gbits/sec Fibre Channel interfaces, SATA, Ultra ATA/100}

SanDisk {2.5" SATA SSD}

Silicon Motion { Solid State Drive controllers;
SLC, MLC, and 3bits-per-cell NAND flash, PATA (IDE) and SATA II}

Silicon-Power Computer & Communications Inc. {2.5" SATA SSD, 2.5-inch IDE SSD, IDE Flash Module, Express card, Expansion SSD}

STEC Inc. {SSD for Fibre Channel, SAS, SATA, IDE interfaces}

Super Talent Technology Corporation. {SSD for 1.3",1.8",2.5",3.5" sizes in SATA-II, IDE/PATA or in 1.3", 1.8" mini PCIe}

Toshiba Hard Drives {mSata; 3Gb/s Sata II. 0.85", 1.8" 100MBps Ultra DMA, 2.5 inch ATA-2/3/4/5/6 interface}

Transcend Information, Inc.{SATA-2 SDD 2.5", IDE, 1.8" Portable Solid State Drive}

Western Digital Corp.
{SATA 150MBps, SATA 300MBps, EIDE Drive, Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile, External Hard Disk Drives}

Personal Computer Flash Drives use a number of different types of electrical interface buses to interconnect the physical drive to the PC's mother board.
The most common interface is the IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) bus; how ever the specification is more correctly known as the ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) interface. A description of the IDE/ATA bus may be found on the IDE Bus page. The second most common electrical interface is the SCSI bus. A description of the SCSI [Small Computer Systems Interface] bus may be found on the Bus Design; SCSI Bus page. Both bus types listed above are parallel buses, serial versions are also available.

Refer to the Personal Computer Buses page for links to all the different possible electrical interfaces.

Flash Memory Styles:
Consumer-grade Multi-Level Cell (MLC) memory,
Enterprise-class Single-Level Cell (SLC) memory

Embedded SSD Manufacturers

Toshiba Hard Drives {Half-Slim, Mini-Slim, SATA-2 interface}

Virtium Technology, Inc. {SSDDR SODIMM}

MO-297 for 1.8 inch Slim Solid State Drives.
MO-297 defines the dimensions, layout and connector position for 54mm x 39mm solid state drives with a standard SATA connector.

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