Z-height: The shifting landscape of SSDs


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Back in January, my "Size matters: Everything you need to know about SSD form factors" blog post spawned some interesting questions, a number of them related to the topic of Z-height.

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For most laptops you don't want to go higher than 7mm or it most likely won't fit. Not a truism but a good rule of thumb.


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"an SSD’s Z-height is generally the same regardless of capacity"

Except for the occasional very large capacity SSD that actually adds a "daughterboard" in order to
potentially double the capacity. This nearly doubles the 'z'-height also. Not very common, but out
there none the less.
I am waiting for motherboards with integrated pcb ssd's. That will revolutionize manufacturing efficiency and reduce production costs. That would be cool.


Some one suggested that this is a rule of thumb. It is not it is a rule of zzzzzzs. Your not beating your wife with the hard drive! hahahaha