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TMCNet:  SanDisk announces new SSD products and new distribution channel

[January 10, 2013]

SanDisk announces new SSD products and new distribution channel

Jan 10, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- SanDisk Corporation, a provider of flash memory storage solutions, has announced two new SSD products - the SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD for the retail channel and the SanDisk X110 SSD for OEM customers, and a new distribution channel, SanDisk for Business.

The SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD is ideal for consumers who want to boost their notebook or desktop computer's boot, shutdown, data-transfer and application launch times. The low latency of the SATA 3.0 drive allows it to respond, even with a heavy workload, and its high read speed is ideal for read-intensive applications such as multimedia consumption, the company said.

The drive delivers up to 530MB/sec sequential read and up to 445MB/sec sequential write speeds, offering a responsive computing experience. In addition, with no moving parts, the SSD is more durable than traditional hard disk drives and it consumes less power to help maximize battery life. The drive is available now at Amazon.com and Microcenter.com in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB2 capacities. In addition, the Ultra Plus is available at Newegg.com in 128GB and 256GB capacities.

The SanDisk X110 SSD enables notebook and tablet OEM manufacturers to design fast, responsive systems with the sleek, thin form factors consumers' desire. The X110, successor to SanDisk's popular X100 SSD, delivers fast sequential and random read/write speeds and employs a low power architecture that reduces the power consumed by the device in low power modes. The drive is available now in a 2.5" SATA form factor for easy integration into systems sold by OEMs SanDisk is building both new SSDs using its 19 nanometer (nm) technology, the smallest, advanced manufacturing process node.

SanDisk for Business distribution channel offers OEM and enterprise-grade SSDs to value-added resellers (VARs), system integrators and direct market resellers (DMRs). SanDisk's new distribution channel addresses a portion of the market by delivering high-quality SanDisk SSD technology to small and medium-sized businesses, a growing market segment for SSDs, the company added.

SanDisk offers a full portfolio of SSD products for the retail, OEM and enterprise customers. Retail products include the SanDisk ReadyCache SSD caching solution offering consumers an affordable way to breathe new life into their computer; the SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD; and, the SanDisk Extreme SSD featuring maximum performance for gamers and other heavy computer users.

OEM products include the U100 SSD for cost-effective performance and customizable form factors; the X110 SSD featuring the utmost in performance and storage capacity for desktop and notebook PC manufacturers; and, the SanDisk iSSD integrated storage device for an embedded SSD SATA form factor. All models are available as standalone SSDs or dual drive caching solutions.

Within the SanDisk enterprise product lineup, Lightning SSDs provide an array of flexible cloud and data center system design solutions. The drives deliver input/output speeds, as well as predictable performance and reliability. SanDisk also offers enterprise customers software solutions for performance improvements. The company's FlashSoft software family accelerates active data caching, while the performance of database applications is improved with SanDisk's Membrain software.

"With today's announcements, it's clear SanDisk is going all out in its commitment to delivering industry-leading SSD technology to our customers," said Kevin Conley, senior vice president and general manager, client storage solutions. "SanDisk now offers the broadest SSD lineup in the industry, with a full portfolio of products for consumers, OEMs and enterprises. We're also broadening our reach with a new distribution channel and continuing to see strong customer acceptance with our latest design win in the ASUS Transformer Book." http://www.datamonitor.com Republication or redistribution, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without prior written consent. Datamonitor shall not be liable for errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon

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