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Computex, Taiwan, May 31,
2011- SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader
in flash memory storage solutions, today introduced two new solid
state drives (SSDs) for the mobile computing market. The U100
drive, successor to the popular SanDisk® P4 modular SSD series,
delivers a flexible, cost-effective solution for ultra-thin
notebooks. The SanDisk® iSSD™ integrated storage device series'
i100 drive is the world's smallest, fastest 128 gigabyte
(GB)2 (SATA III) BGA (ball grid array) SSD and an ideal
storage solution for slim, powerful tablets and ultra-thin
The new SSDs utilize the
high-performance SATA III interface to improve application loading
times, web-browsing speeds, multimedia synchronization,
file-transfer rates and overall system responsiveness. The drives
employ a low-power architecture that reduces power consumption to
as low as 10mW1. This combination of high performance
and low power allows OEMs to develop feature-rich products with
longer battery life.
"Our deep involvement with key
ecosystem stakeholders allows us to align our products with
fast-moving market requirements," said Rizwan Ahmed, director, SSD
product marketing, SanDisk. "We develop low-power, high-performance
SATA SSDs that optimally fit into a growing number of thin client
SanDisk® SSD Series' U100
Drive for Ultra-Thin Notebooks
The U100 drive builds upon the successful SanDisk P4 modular SSD
series, which enjoyed widespread adoption among ultra-thin
notebooks and other mobile computing platforms. U100 supports an
array of design needs and is available in a variety of form
factors, including Half-Slim SATA SSD, mSATA, mSATA mini, 2.5"
cased, as well as customized modules.
The U100 drive delivers fast SATA
III performance with up to 450 megabyte per second (MB/sec)3
sequential read and up to 340MB/sec sequential write speeds3. The
drive's low-power architecture allows OEMs to extend their
products' battery life while maintaining high performance. The
drive is available in 8GB to 256GB capacities, and OEMs, attracted
to the outstanding price/performance value proposition, are already
successfully integrating the new SSD into their next-generation
SanDisk® iSSD™ for
The i100 drive is the smallest, fastest 128GB (SATA III) BGA-based
SSD on the market and the newest product in the SanDisk iSSD
integrated storage device series. The drive is available in 8GB to
128GB capacities, offering OEMs a flexible range of storage
options. Measuring only 16mm x 20mm x 1.4mm (for up to 64GB) and
16mm x 20mm x 1.85mm (for 128GB), the drive allows OEMs to design
sleek, high-performance tablets and ultra-thin notebooks.
The drive's SATA performance
achieves up to 450MB/sec3 sequential read and up to 160MB/sec
sequential write speeds3. The i100 drive can improve sideloading
rates, multitasking capabilities, real-time gaming experience and
multimedia synchronization-all while extending battery life via its
New SSDs Offer Additional
The i100 and U100 drives are sampling now with volume production
scheduled for Q3 2011.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash
memory storage solutions, from research and development, product
design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for OEM and
retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk's innovations in flash memory
and storage system technologies have provided customers with new
and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk's diverse product
portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used
in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital
media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB
flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market.
SanDisk's products are used by consumers and enterprise customers
around the world.
SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based
S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales
outside the United States. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
1 With Slumber (SATA PHY
state) Power mode with DIPM enabled. Lower Power modes can be
achieved by implementing advanced low power management techniques.
Technical specifications are preliminary and subject to change.
2 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1
billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage.
3 Based on SanDisk
internal testing; performance may be lower depending upon host
configuration. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes. Technical
Specification are preliminary and subject to change.
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images can be downloaded from
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forward-looking statements, including expectations for new product
introductions, applications, features, markets, and customers that
are based on our current expectations and involve numerous risks
and uncertainties that may cause these forward-looking statements
to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these forward-looking
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products may not be available in the capacities that we anticipate,
our products may not perform as expected and the other risks
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