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SSD offers up to 500MB/s sequential read/write speeds

Posted: 17 Feb 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:SSD? NAND flash? NAND flash recovery?

SanDisk Corp. has released the x100 solid-state drive (SSD) for desktop, notebook and thin laptop computers. The unit is available in capacities up to 512GB and comes with a 6GB/s SATA interface with a 2.5-in form-factor but at only 9.5mm or 7mm deep.

The SSD is based on use of multilevel cell NAND flash memory ICs and has a layered caching structure as well the means to support multiple sets of streaming data.

The SanDisk SSD offers up to 500MB/s sequential read/write speeds, and enables a user to copy a 4GB high-definition movie in less than 10 seconds. In addition to the standard 2.5-in form factor, the X100 SSD also comes in mSATA and customized thin form factors to address the emerging ultra-thin laptop market.

The SanDisk X100 SSD achieves long-term reliability of 2 million hours MTBF through use of continuous background error checking and advanced NAND recovery mechanisms. The power consumption at 3.3V is 150mW in active mode and 75mW on standby.

"With the introduction of the X100 SSD, SanDisk now offers OEMs a complete selection of SSD storage choices," said Kevin Conley, senior vice president and general manager of client storage solutions at SanDisk, in a statement. "From the smallest BGA form factors of the iSSD to the economical lower power U100, all the way up to the high performance and high capacity points of our new X100, SanDisk offers a solution to meet the needs of notebook, desktop and ultra-thin laptop manufacturers."

The drive is available now for sampling to PC manufacturers and production-volume shipments.





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