Utilise the SATA III interface to improve application loading times and web-browsing speeds
SanDisk has launched two new solid state drives (SSDs) – the U100 drive and i100 drive for the mobile computing market.
The new SSDs utilise the SATA III interface to improve application loading times, web-browsing speeds, multimedia synchronisation, file-transfer rates and overall system responsiveness.
The U100 drive is an addition to the company’s P4 modular SSD series, which provides an offering for 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, and customised modules.
The company said that the new U100 drive delivers fast SATA III performance with up to 450 megabyte per second (MB/sec) sequential read and up to 340MB/sec sequential write speeds.
SanDisk iSSD integrated storage device series’ i100 drive is a small, 128 gigabyte (GB) (SATA III) BGA (ball grid array) SSD, which is an ideal storage offering for tablets and ultra-thin notebooks.
The drives employ a low-power architecture that reduces power consumption and combines high performance and low power that allows OEMs to develop feature-rich products with longer battery life.
SanDisk said that the i100 drive is a 128Gb (SATA III) BGA-based SSD, which is available in 8GB to 128GB capacities, offering OEMs a flexible range of storage options.
The offering measures 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.
Further, the offering can improve sideloading rates, multitasking capabilities, real-time gaming experience and multimedia synchronisation all while extending battery life via its low-power architecture, the company said.
The company expects to produce the new SSDs in Q3 2011.