SANTA CLARA, Calif. - SanDisk Corp. claims to have rolled out the first product in a new category of embedded solid state drives (SSD) that are smaller than a postage stamp.
SanDisk's integrated SSD (iSSD) product is designed for use in mobile computing platforms, such as tablet PCs and ultra-thin notebooks. The SanDisk iSSD drive claims to be the first flash SSD device to support the industry standard SATA interface in a small BGA package that can be soldered onto any motherboard.
The SanDisk iSSD offers 160 MB/sec sequential read and 100MB/sec sequential write speeds. Measuring 16mm x 20mm x 1.85mm and weighing less than one gram, the drive uses a BGA form factor and a SATA interface, and is compatible with all leading operating systems. SanDisk iSSD is available in capacities ranging from 4 gigabytes1 to 64 GB, with pricing dependent upon the quantity ordered.