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SanDisk Expands Mobile Storage With 64GB iNAND Embedded Flash Drives

SanDisk Expands Mobile Storage With 64GB iNAND Embedded Flash Drives

As users of today's mobile phones and other portable devices demand increased storage capacities, SanDisk is striving to meet those needs with its new SanDisk iNAND Embedded Flash Drives (EFD). The SanDisk iNAND EFDs provide up to 64GB of capacity in a single device and can be used for boot, system code, and mass storage functions.


SanDisk Doubles Storage Capacity for Mobile Phones and Portable Devices with
Introduction of 64GB iNAND Embedded Flash Drives

  • Support for e.MMC 4.4 Interface Now Available
  • INAND EFDs Perform Boot, System Code and Mass Storage Functions With Single Device
  • SanDisk’s Advanced 32nm 3-bit-per-cell (X3) NAND Flash Technology Reduces Complexity of High Capacity Embedded Solutions
BARCELONA, Spain--SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ:SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today introduced the new SanDisk® iNAND™ Embedded Flash Drives (EFD) with support for the e.MMC 4.4 specification. Based on 3-bit-per-cell (X3) NAND flash technology, the drives offer up to 64 gigabytes (GB) of capacity in a single device, and can be used for boot, system code and mass storage functions.

An increasing number of mobile phones offer a wide array of applications and storage-intensive content such as movie and music playback, imaging capabilities, gaming, GPS map data, business applications and more. SanDisk iNAND EFDs are specifically designed for these advanced smartphones and provide high capacity and reliable storage in a power-efficient package with a small footprint.

SanDisk’s X3 Technology Enables High Capacity Embedded Storage

SanDisk’s advanced X3 technology enables the development of high capacity embedded solutions that are robust and power-efficient with minimal package complexity. The successful development and wide distribution of many X3-based products through OEM and retail channels in recent years demonstrates both the technology’s maturity and SanDisk’s ability to bring to market reliable yet innovative solutions.

SanDisk’s memory management expertise and X3 controller technology allow for the continued cost-effective growth of mobile storage solutions. 64GB iNAND EFDs meet the reliability and performance requirements of OEMs for mobile system grade storage. The new 64GB iNAND EFD is based on an eight flash die stack design using SanDisk’s advanced X3 32nm flash, and is offered in a 16x20x1.4mm form factor with a standard ball grid array (BGA) for quick integration into smartphone designs.

“The maturity of SanDisk’s X3 flash technology together with innovations in flash management are what allow us to continue making higher embedded storage capacities, such as 64GB, a practical solution in the market,” said Oded Sagee, director, mobile product marketing, SanDisk. “We understand the highly competitive environment in which our customers operate. By leveraging the substantial experience gained with our X3 NAND and significant advancements made in flash management technology, we offer our customers a very high return on their investment.”

Optimized For Maximum Efficiency

SanDisk iNAND EFDs consolidate system code and user storage into a single embedded device in order to conserve precious board space, simplify smartphone design, reduce power consumption and save OEMs the cost of an otherwise needed separate boot device. In addition, the drives utilize a unique state-aware architecture that grants the mobile host additional degrees of control over the storage device, enabling optimal resource utilization and improved system responsiveness.

iNAND devices based on X3 technology fully comply with the e.MMC 4.4 specification and range in capacities from 4GB to 64GB.

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rofl what I wanna know on this issue is when am I gonna store enough data to use a mem card like this even partially. I have never filled the unit I have in my current one which is less than 10% of it's size. I also on a regular basis transfer everything on my digital camera to a PC so I have never filled it either. It is 1/64th the size of this one, lol or 1 GB.

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Rapid - I think these should be the default storage in some internal HDD Camcorders in the near future. Camcorders and DSLR recording True HD content need lots of space. may be they have them in their mind... I would love to have a NAND drive on my DSLR though not a 64GB drive right now. The storage seek time would reduce significantly.

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Who really needs 64gb on their phone? Really? Pretty neat though.

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Yeah I see both your points Killer yours is real close to mine. Xylem yours is as well although unstated. The need is not there so much yet, but when you have a quad core ARM processor in a tablet/netbook, phone, Camera/Camcorder, or media playing device that changes a good bit.

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maybe someone wants to store 64gb of music and videos for one the go viewing :D

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