Small enough? Never is. Fast enough? No way. We always yearn for things
that are smaller, better and faster than before, and that's where
SanDisk comes in to oblige. The company has just launched two new SSDs
for tablets and ulta-thin notebooks, combining SATA III performance with
power consumption as low as 10mW. The U100 SSD series is aimed at
super slim notebooks, while the iSSD integrated series is producing the
i100, which is the world's smallest/fastest 128GB BGA-based SSD
one's expected to land in tablets and notebooks in due time.
The company has announced that both of these are sampling now, with
volume production expected in Q3 2011. A 128GB Android Honeycomb tablet?
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 platforms.
SanDisk® iSSD™ for Tablets
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 low-power architecture.