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ASUS SELECTS SANDISK SOLID STATE DRIVE (SSD) FOR NEW ULTRA-THIN NOTEBOOK

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Computex, Taiwan, May 31, 2011 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced that ASUS has selected the U100 drive for use in the new UXSeries ultra-thin notebook. The drive's flexible, cost-effective SATA III performance and low power consumption allows ASUS to deliver a sleek, powerful notebook with a long battery life.

The recently announced U100 drive builds upon the successful SanDisk® P4 modular SSD series, which is widely used in ultra-thin notebooks and other mobile computing platforms. The ASUS UX Series notebooks measure 0.3cm to 1.7cm thick and weigh only 1.1kg while providing remarkable performance with a SATA III SSD, Intel® core CPU and Instant-On technology.

"SanDisk tailored their SSD to meet our specific needs and then helped us optimize the drive in our new UX Series notebook," said S. Y. Shian, corporate vice president and general manager, notebook business unit, ASUS. "SanDisk's U100 drive allows our notebook to achieve the thin size, fast performance and long battery life needed to produce an enjoyable user experience."

"The ASUS UX Series notebook combines advanced features with the portability that consumers demand from a mobile computing platform," said Kevin Conley, senior vice president, solid state drives, SanDisk. "Our form factor miniaturization leadership enabled us to customize the U100 drive according to ASUS' needs while providing high performance and low power consumption." 

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 speeds. The drive's low-power architecture allows OEMs to extend battery life while maintaining high performance. The U100 is available in a variety of form factors, including Half-Slim SATA SSD, mSATA, mSATA mini and 2.5" cased, with capacities ranging from 8 gigabytes (GB) to 256GB.

SanDisk SSDs Offer Additional Benefits

.nCacheTM Acceleration Technology3 provides fast random burst write performance for improved system responsiveness and multitasking functionality

.Based on a JEDEC-standard package for industry compliance

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, aswell 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 www.sandisk.com.