SanDisk unveils new SSD

X100 comes is a range of form factors, available in capacities up to 512GB

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SanDisk unveils new SSD SanDisk has unveiled its new X100 SSD, available in a variety of form factors.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  February 19, 2012

SanDisk has announced its new SanDisk X100 solid state drive (SSD) for client computing markets.

The SanDisk X100 SSD, available in capacities up to 512GB, utilises multi-level cell (MLC) technology, a SATA 6Gb/s high-performance interface, advanced multi-streaming features and tiered caching technology.

The drive is designed to offer up to 500/420 megabyte per second (MB/sec) sequential read/write speeds, and enable a user to copy a 4GB high-definition movie in less than 10 seconds.

As well as the standard 2.5 inch form factor, the X100 SSD also comes in mSATA and customised thin form factors for the ultra-thin laptop market.

SanDisk is offering the X100 in a wide variety of configuration options, including standalone and dual drive caching solutions.

"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, client storage solutions, SanDisk. "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 SanDisk X100 SSD achieves features robust, continual background error checking and advanced NAND recovery mechanisms and is now available for sampling to PC manufacturers and production-volume shipments. 

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