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Computex, Taiwan, May 31, 2011 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today introduced two new solid state drives (SSDs) for the mobile computing market. The U100 drive, successor to the popular SanDisk® P4 modular SSD series, delivers a flexible, cost-effective solution for ultra-thin notebooks. The SanDisk® iSSDTM integrated storage device series' i100 drive is the world's smallest, fastest 128 gigabyte (GB) (SATA III) BGA (ball grid array) SSD and an ideal storage solution for slim, powerful tablets and ultra-thin notebooks.

The new SSDs utilize the high-performance SATA III interface to improve application loading times, web-browsing speeds, multimedia synchronization, file-transfer rates and overall system responsiveness. The drives employ a low-power architecture that reduces power consumption to as low as 10mW. This combination of high performance and low power allows OEMs to develop feature-rich products with longer battery life.

"Our deep involvement with key ecosystem stakeholders allows us to align our products with fast-moving market requirements," said Rizwan Ahmed, director, SSD product marketing, SanDisk. "We develop low-power, high-performance SATA SSDs that optimally fit into a growing number of thin client devices."

SanDisk® SSD Series' U100 Drive for Ultra-Thin Notebooks

The U100 drive builds upon the successful SanDisk P4 modular SSD series, which enjoyed widespread adoption among 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, as well as customized modules. 

The 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 speeds3. The drive's low-power architecture allows OEMs to extend their products' battery life while maintaining high performance. The drive is available in 8GB to 256GB capacities, and OEMs, attracted to the outstanding price/performance value proposition, are already successfully integrating the new SSD into their next-generation platforms.

SanDisk® iSSDTM for Tablets        

The i100 drive is the smallest, fastest 128GB (SATA III) BGA-based SSD on the market and the newest product in the SanDisk iSSD integrated storage device series. The drive is available in 8GB to 128GB capacities, offering OEMs a flexible range of storage options. Measuring only 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.

The drive's SATA performance achieves up to 450MB/sec sequential read and up to 160MB/sec sequential write speeds3. The i100 drive can improve sideloading rates, multitasking capabilities, real-time gaming experience and multimedia synchronization-all while extending battery life via its low-power architecture.



i100 iSSD


U100 SSD



  • Up to 450MB/sec sequential read
  • Up to 160MB/sec sequential write





  • Up to 450MB/sec sequential read
  • Up to 340MB/sec sequential write



  • 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB



  • 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB

Form Factor


  • Ball Grid Array (BGA) in 16mm x 20mm x 1.4mm (for up to 64GB)
  • 16mm x 20mm x 1.85mm (for up to 128GB)



  • Half-Slim SATA SSD, mSATA, mSATA mini
  • 2.5" cased
  • Customized FF



  • SATA-III 6Gbps


  • SATA-III 6Gbps

Power Consumption



  • Low-Power Architecture
  • Slumber power mode ~10mW



  • Low-Power Architecture
  • Slumber power mode ~10mW

Target Platforms


  • Tablets and Ultra-Thin Notebooks


  • Ultra-Thin Notebooks


New SSDs Offer Additional Benefits

  • Drives support Power Classes for flexible performance and power-budget control capabilities
  • nCacheTM Acceleration Technology provides fast random burst write performance for improved system responsiveness and multitasking functionality
  • Based on a JEDEC-standard package for industry compliance
  • The i100 and U100 drives are sampling now with volume production scheduled for Q3 2011.

About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) is a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, from research and development, product design and manufacturing to branding and distribution for OEM and retail channels. Since 1988, SanDisk's innovations in flash memory and storage system technologies have provided customers with new and transformational digital experiences. SanDisk's diverse product portfolio includes flash memory cards and embedded solutions used in smart phones, tablets, digital cameras, camcorders, digital media players and other consumer electronic devices, as well as USB flash drives and solid-state drives (SSD) for the computing market. SanDisk's products are used by consumers and enterprise customers around the world.

SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 and Fortune 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States. For more information, visit