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Computex 2010, Booth #N0108, Taipei, June 1, 2010
Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory
cards, today introduced its latest solid state drive (SSD)
products. The SanDisk® SSD G4 serves as a drop-in replacement for
hard disk drives (HDD) in notebooks; while the SanDisk® SSD P4, the
successor to the widely used pSSD modular drive, enables designers
to offer even thinner netbook and tablet computers.
The new drives offer a unique
balance of performance, high-capacity storage and long-term
reliability. SanDisk SSD P4 and SanDisk SSD G4 offer up to 128
gigabytes (GB)1 and 256GB of storage respectively,
double the capacities of the company's previous SSD offerings. The
drives are available in various compact form factors, which SanDisk
can customize according to manufacturers' specification, offering
greater freedom and flexibility in how OEMs design their products.
The SSDs use SanDisk's advanced 32-nanometer (nm) multi-level cell
(MLC) process technology, which enables cost-competitive
high-capacity storage with a tiny footprint.
"We designed our new SSDs with
long-term consumer usage in mind," said Doron Myersdorf, senior
director, SSD marketing, SanDisk. "Our drives offer faster boot
times and improved system responsiveness while maintaining our
uncompromising reliability standards. In addition, the drives
utilize our Adaptive Flash Management (AFM) technology, which
enables them to bridge the gap between demanding market
requirements and increasingly challenging raw NAND flash
SanDisk SSD G4 Balances Fast
Performance, Storage and Long-term Endurance
• Capacity and
Performance: Ranging from 64GB to 256GB with sequential
read/write speeds of up to 220 and 160MB/sec3. The
drive's combination of high capacities and performance delivers the
fast boot times, enhanced system responsiveness and space needed to
easily handle storage-intensive data such as videos, photos, music
• Endurance: SanDisk
SSD G4 offers Long-term Data Endurance (LDE) of 160 terabytes
written (TBW) for a 256GB drive, sufficient for over 10 years of PC
usage4, well beyond a typical user's length of ownership
of a computer.
Algorithm: To accelerate performance and extend the
drive's endurance, the SSD G4 uses ExtremeFFS, a page-based
algorithm that significantly increases random write speeds and
efficiency2. This AFM implementation for SSD G4 enables
the drive's unique balance between fast performance and long-term
• Flexible Form
Factors: SanDisk offers customized form factors to meet
stringent OEM requirements, enabling thin and lightweight laptop
designs that cannot be achieved using a standard HDD.
"Enhanced user experience and
long-term reliability are two qualities of SSDs that directly
impact the end-user and ultimately represent what consumers care
about," said Jeff Janukowicz, research manager, solid state drives,
IDC. "Solid state drives like the SanDisk SSD G4 that optimize
around actual usage scenarios and device endurance, as opposed to
sufficing solely on device level metrics, should provide a better
indication of real world performance."
SanDisk SSD P4 Enables the
Emerging Tablet and Handheld Computing Market
• Large Capacity, Tiny
Footprint: With capacities ranging from 8GB to 128GB, the
drive lets OEMs equip small devices with big storage where a bulky
HDD is not an option. The drive is available in various form
factors that include a new ultra-small variant of the mSATA module,
mSATA mini, with dimensions of 26.80 x 30.00 x 3.4 mm. This is
SanDisk's tiniest SATA module form factor.
SanDisk AFM implementation for SanDisk SSD P4 uses
nCacheTM acceleration technology, a large non-volatile
write cache technology that boosts burst random write performance
to shorten boot times, help prevent "stalling" and "hiccups," and
increase system responsiveness. The SanDisk SSD P4 offers burst
random 4KB performance of up to 600 IOPS.
Applications: SanDisk SSD P4 is ideal for use in small
devices such as netbooks, smartbooks, tablet computers and
ultra-thin notebooks, in addition to POS terminals, Set Top Boxes
(STBs), printers and other devices that use embedded flash.
The SanDisk SSD G4
and SanDisk SSD P4 are currently being evaluated by top tier OEMs.
High-volume production of the drives is expected in the Q3 2010
timeframe with product available to OEMs at that time; pricing will
depend on the quantity ordered.
HDDs, SSDs have no moving parts, improving durability which helps
prevent data loss resulting from drive failure. In addition,
SSD-equipped computers run cooler and more quietly, consume less
power and deliver faster performance than those using HDDs.
Fast Boot Demonstration at
Computex Booth #N0108
Insyde Software is
working with SanDisk and Microsoft Corp. to address the growing
demand from consumers and PC makers to reduce boot times and
operating system load times. At the SanDisk booth #N0108, Computex
attendees can witness a demonstration of a notebook PC using
SanDisk G3 SSD power-on to Windows Desktop in less than 15
SanDisk Corporation is the global
leader in flash memory cards - from research, manufacturing and
product design to consumer branding and retail distribution.
SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile
phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video
players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise;
embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for
is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half
its sales outside the United States.
11 gigabyte (GB) = 1
billion bytes. 1 terabyte = 1 trillion bytes.
2ExtremeFFS is a SanDisk page-based flash management
algorithm, optimized for popular operating systems, has the
potential to greatly increase SSD random write speeds and
efficiency thus accelerating the performance and extending the
endurance of SSDs inside PCs.
3Based on SanDisk internal testing of sequential read
and write speeds; performance may be lower depending upon host
device. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes.
4Based on 256GB SanDisk SSD G4; Approximations based on
LDE (Long-term Data Endurance) - an industry metric, introduced by
SanDisk, that quantifies how much data can be written to a SSD in
its lifespan expressed in terabytes written (TBW). Data is written
using typical PC transfer size, written at a constant rate over the
life of the SSD, and data is retained for at least 1 year upon LDE
exhaustion. Based on SanDisk internal measurements, a typical
client PC user writes 4GB/day.
SanDisk's product and executive
images can be downloaded from www.sandisk.com/corporate/media.asp
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