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SanDisk just revealed the Ultra Dual Drive USB Type-C flash drive at Computex 2016 that features a new retractable design, faster speeds and higher capacity. The flash drive thoughtfully includes one reversible USB Type-C connector and one standard USB (Type-A) connector. This allows consumers to free up space on their smartphone or tablet or transfer files between smartphones, tablets, and computers. The flash drive comes in up to 128GB capacities and delivers a high-speed USB 3.1 performance of up to 150MB/s. The 16GB version only goes up to to 130 MB/s.  Dinesh Bahal, Vice President... Read more...
After looking into the matter, the European Commission has given Western Digital its blessing to complete the company's proposed acquisition of rival SanDisk. Regulators ultimately decided that the pairing of two U.S. storage giants would not adversely affect competition in Europe, in part because the overlap between the two manufacturers is effectively limited to flash memory storage products in the enterprise space. "I am pleased that we have been able to ensure that this multi-billion dollar deal in a fast-developing industry can go ahead without delay. We have worked efficiently, in cooperation... Read more...
Western Digital today entered into a definitive agreement to purchase flash storage outfit SanDisk for approximately $19 billion. This follows a previous reported that SanDisk was in talks with both Western Digital and Micron about a potential sale, though at the time it was unclear if there were any offers on the table. Chalk this up as a big win for Western Digital as we progress further into the flash storage era. The acquisition gives Western Digital vertical integration into NAND flash memory, which should provide immunity against market fluctuations in the price of memory chips. Western Digital... Read more...
Flash storage outfit SanDisk has a couple of suitors in Western Digital and Micron, two of the company's rivals. Nothing is yet imminent, though SanDisk is in talks with both outfits about a potential sale. It's not known what the asking price is for SanDisk, which has a market capitalization of more than $14.3 billion.News of the sales talks comes from Bloomberg and the "people with knowledge of the matter" that it spoke with. According to those sources, SanDisk has hired a bank to evaluate the situation and perhaps help facilitate a sale, if talks get that far. As of right now, no decision has... Read more...
This past summer, Intel and Micron jointly announced a new type of memory they call 3D XPoint. While new memory types seem to emerge all of the time, this one stood out based on the fact that it's being touted as 1,000x faster than NAND. It almost seems too good to be true, and I guess that's all it is until we begin to see production silicon trickle out onto the market. Nonetheless, Intel and Micron have just found themselves more competition with a duo involving SanDisk and HP. On the SanDisk side, the company has been tightly integrated into the memory and storage market for quite some time,... Read more...
It goes without saying that USB-based flash drives have proven to be an absolute boon to the management - and portability - of our storage. Remember the chore of having to burn a CD to bring data from one PC to another? That requirement was long gone with the advent of flash drives, and even today, well over a decade since their introduction, they prove to be an important part of portable data for many. But, as things go with technology, times change. Mobile is now bigger than ever, and so too is the need to wirelessly transfer data. Wouldn't it be great if we could have the best of both worlds?... Read more...
We were excited when SanDisk announced a new 200GB microSD memory card at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. That is, until we caught wind of the MSRP -- $400! Yeah, it was one of those 'spit coffee on your monitor' moments. Ah, but a little patience makes all the difference in the world, as the exact same card can now be had for $240 on Amazon. That brings the cost per gigabyte down from $2 to a bit more reasonable $1.20. Yes, that's still pricey, especially when the 128GB version sells for $80 on Amazon, or around $0.63 per gigabyte. But that's the kind of premium we... Read more...
If you're building a new system with all the fancy newfangled technology that's available, then there's a good chance you'll be rocking a USB Type-C connector. And if that's the case, SanDisk has a portable storage solution that may be of interest -- the Extreme 900 Portable SSD, a pocket-sized drive with a generous 1.92TB of storage capacity.SanDisk claims the Extreme 900 is the world's highest-performing, next-generation portable SSD. We prefer hard numbers to blanket claims, and on that front, SanDisk rates the Extreme 900 as being able to transfer data at up to 850MB/s. That kind of performance... Read more...
SanDisk has announced the release of third-generation Fusion ioDrive PCIe and Mezzanine flash cards, in doing so marking the first integration of SanDisk NAND flash and Virtual Storage Layer (VSL) software into the ioMemory product line since the company acquired Fusion-io in June 2014 for $1.1 billion. Flash technology has moved significantly forward since the SanDisk's acquisition of Fusion, with smaller geometries and denser dies, all of which mean more flash capacity can now be placed on a PCIe flash card with performance raised and/or prices cut. Which explains why SanDisk is saying that their... Read more...
Toshiba and SanDisk announced the joint development of what they claim is the world's first 48-layer three dimensional stacked cell structure flash memory, otherwise known as BiCS (Bit Cost Scalable), a 2-bit-per-cell 128-gigabit (16 gigabytes) device. Put another way, BiCS is essentially Toshiba's version of the 3D NAND flash memory that's shipping with newer Samsung solid state drives (SSDs). The appeal of a 3D stacked cell structure is that it negates the need to continually shrink the size of NAND flash memory cells by using thinner process technologies and the technological hurdles that go... Read more...
Can big data companies really budget for an all-flash memory storage scheme? SanDisk is hoping to make it possible with its new InfiniFlash storage system that delivers massive capacity, extreme performance, and rock solid reliability to big data and hyperscale workloads while reducing data center complexity and costs. InfiniFlash is a next-generation storage solution comprised entirely of Flash memory. It's available in three configurations -- IF100, IF500, and IF700 -- and offers five times the density, 50 times the performance, and four times the reliability compared to traditional hard disk... Read more...
Mobile World Congress isn't just home to cool smartphones, and SanDisk proves it with its announcement of a jaw-dropping 200GB microSD card. Yes, 200GB - as in the storage capacity of 45 DVDs and 4 dual-layer Blu-ray discs on a memory card sporting a length of 15mm and thickness of 1mm. What else can be said but, "wow!"? With this much storage space, you'll be able to capture up to 20 hours of 1080p content - that's some serious freedom, right there. The card could also be used to store about ~100 720p movies, ~1,300 MP3 music albums, or ~20,000 high-res photos. Before you think, "But I can't use... Read more...
When we took at look at SanDisk's Extreme II series of solid state drives in June of last year, we began our article by noting, "odds are, if you’ve bought anything that uses flash memory in the last 20 years or so, you already own a small piece of SanDisk technology. The company has been a leader in flash memory storage since the late ‘80s and manufactures products used in everything from smartphones and portable media players to digital cameras and camcorders. With such a long history in the flash memory business, it’s should be no surprise that SanDisk offers an array of solid... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave and Marco are sans the half geek, but forge ahead anyway and discuss SanDisk's Extreme Pro SSDs, the awesome ASUS G751 gaming notebook with NVIDIA's Maxwell GPU, the wild Alienware Area 51 gaming PC, Amazon's Fire HD 7 tablet, printable food, water-cooled tri-SLI from Gigabyte and a whole lot more... Show Notes: 01:10 - SanDisk Extreme Pro Solid State Drives Reviewed  07:00 - Asus G751 Gaming Laptop: Mobile Maxwell Done Right  15:45 - Amazon Fire HD 7 Tablet (2014) Review  24:25 - Alienware Area-51:... Read more...
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