SanDisk Launches 64GB integrated-SSD Flash Drive; Smaller Than Postage Stamp in Size

SanDisk Corp has today announced SanDisk 64Gb iSSD, the first product in a new category of embedded solid state drives (SSD) that are smaller than a postage stamp and offer higher capacities and performance than existing storage solutions.

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Solid State Drives are ideals for new Notebooks, NetBooks, Tablet Computers and other thin and lightweight computing devices and unlike conventional HDDs, SSDs have no moving parts, improving durability which helps prevent data loss resulting from drive failure. In addition, SSD-equipped computers run cooler and more quietly, consume less power and deliver faster performance than those using HDDs.

The SanDisk 64GB integrated SSD (iSSD) is the first high-capacity product within this new category, is designed for use in fast-growing mobile computing platforms such as tablet PCs and ultra-thin notebooks.

The SanDisk iSSD drive is the first flash SSD device to support the industry standard SATA interface in a small BGA (Ball Grid Array) package that can be soldered onto any motherboard, and that is fast enough for use with advanced operating systems in next-generation mobile computing platforms.

The SanDisk 64GB integrated SSD (iSSD) offers upto 160MB/sec sequential read and 100MB/sec sequential write speeds for greater system responsiveness.

With no moving parts, the tiny, robust SanDisk 64GB integrated SSD (iSSD) drive is designed to deliver the durability needed by portable devices that are frequently dropped or jostled.

The SanDisk integrated SSD drive measuring 16mm x 20mm x 1.85mm and weighing less than one gram, and the tiny SSD drive uses a BGA form factor and a SATA interface, and is compatible with all leading operating systems.

The SanDisk 64GB integrated SSD (iSSD) also offers a substantial level of design flexibility for OEMs who seek to create the next generation of tablets and ultra thin mobile devices based on the standard SATA interface.

“The ultra-thin tablet and mobile computer markets are expected to experience tremendous growth over the coming years, and new advanced platforms will introduce new requirements for storage solutions,” said Jeff Janukowicz, research manager, solid state drives, IDC. “New embedded SSDs such as the SanDisk iSSD drive, which meet the stringent size requirements of small and light devices while offering greater performance, are designed to enable OEMs to deliver an enhanced user experience in their next-generation designs.”

SanDisk iSSD Price and Availability

The SanDisk 64GB integrated SSD (iSSD) is available now for sampling to OEMs, and is being evaluated by top-tier manufacturers in capacities ranging from 4 gigabytes (GB) to 64GB but prices has not been disclosed as yet.

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