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May 31, 2011

SanDisk Outs Faster U100 And i100 SSDs for Ultra-Portables and Tablets

SanDisk has been pumping out press releases all day. The biggest news is the U100 range of tiny SSDs for ultraportables, which crank data in and out at twice the speed of SanDisk's previous generation P4 drives. We're talking 450MB/s reads and 340MB/s writes thanks to the latest SATA III interface, plus a max capacity of 256GB -- specs which have already enticed ASUS to use the U100 in its lightweight UX-series notebooks. Mass production is expected in Q3 of this year.

Meanwhile, SanDisk hasn't forgotten about our desperate need for faster tablets. The company has doubled the speed of its existing iNAND embedded flash modules, and is also releasing a brand new SATA III drive, the i100, specifically for this form factor. The i100 maxes out at 128GB and achieves a significantly slower write speed (160MB/s) than the U100, but it has same impressive read speed (450MB/s) -- which should mean nippier tablets in the not-too-distant future.
 
 

11 comments:

Xenototh said...

And this is why I never end up buying new technology, it's always doubling in speed, damnit!

Sean said...

well...thats what you get for buying things so fast. then again things are always expected to improve

Bosstone said...

450MB/s read times? 340MB/s write times? TAKE ALL OF MY MONEY

kxxthanxx said...

scandisk are cool

Michael Arsenault said...

great stuff! keep it up!

Poetry of the Day said...

well damn thats awesome!
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Guy Movie Blogger said...

SanDisk makes pretty good quality stuff.

ChazWellington said...

why does it need to be so fast? the ones i have from years ago are sufficient enough

kludge said...

that's pretty sweet

Dejch said...

so sandisk aint shit anymore?

Jacob said...

love scandisk stuff, they have really smart engeniers