buffalo-dell-mini-9Buffalo offers 32G and 64GB solid state disks designed for the Asus Eee PC 900 and 901. Now the company has annonuced plans to release SSDs built for the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 as well.

The new disks will be available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, and will be priced at about $57 and $101 respectively. Buffalo will initially sell the modules in Japan, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see the company give these disks a wider release sometime down the road. If not, I’m sure you’ll be able to find them at online retailers that make a habit of shipping Japanese products worldwide, like Conics or Dynamism.

via Slashgear

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6 replies on “Buffalo to release SSDs for Dell Inspiron Mini 9”

  1. Why are these specifically for the Mini 9? Technically shouldn’t these work in any of the netbooks that have this type of PCI-E connector? What is to stop me from putting the SSD from my eee into a Mini 9?

    1. Dean–for one thing, the Eee slot is longer, some 7cm rather than the 5cm available in the Dell.

      1. I’ve never had “hands-on” with either device, but don’t they both use mini-PCIe slots for the SSD? Are you talking about the length of the card itself and space available for it?

  2. Looking at the photo in this article really makes me wonder how much longer will we be calling static storage ‘disks’. As NAND prices drop and storage increases these devices will become more commonplace, especially in portable computers, so it seems to me that calling them disks will become either obsolete or increasingly inaccurate.

    This is of course not a dig at your Tech reporting, Brad – you have a prestigious Ink Blot award to prove your mad skillz :-). More of an observation of the industry and one of the foibles of human nature to hold on to old values no matter how inaccurate they become.

    1. Since ‘disc’ or ‘disk’ connotes something circular, why don’t we just keep the same SSD acronym and call them solid state ‘drives,’ or, if we must, static storage drives?

      As for obsolete inaccuracies, I don’t have time to think about it, I’ve got to get back to my cowboys and Indians, er, Native Americans movie 😉

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