SanDisk 64GB solid state drive is the size of a postage stamp

If you thought your gadgets were getting smaller already, wait until they get the chance to pack SanDisk's new Solid State Drive (SSD) in them.

The company famous for making SD cards for your camera, and the odd MP3 player at it happens, has announced that it's created the world's smallest 64GB solid state drive ready for the barrage of internet tablets and smartphones planned over the next couple of years.

SanDisk's integrated SSD (iSSD) is smaller than a postage stamp and weighs less than a paper clip, claims the company.

"The new category of embedded SSDs should enable OEMs to produce tablets and notebooks with an unprecedented combination of thin, lightweight form factors and fast performance", said Doron Myersdorf, senior director, SSD marketing, SanDisk.

The SanDisk iSSD isn't ready for the big time just yet though, and is currently only available now for sampling to OEMs, as well as being evaluated by top-tier manufacturers, says the company.