SanDisk has released two solid-state drive models designed to improve throughput speeds for notebooks and tablet PCs.
The new drives are based on the SATA III interface, allowing the units to hit read speeds of up to 450MB/sec and write speeds of up to 340MB/sec.
The 16x20mm iSSD model supports up to 128GB of storage space, and has been engineered for OEMs to use in tablets and ultra-thin notebooks.
Also targeting the ultra-thin notebook sector is the U100 SSD model, which sports a 2.5in case design and capacities ranging from 8GB to 256GB along with read/write speeds of 450MB/s and 340MB/s.
SanDisk expects the drives to enter volume production by the third quarter of the year, and claimed that interest is high among manufacturers.
Meanwhile, hardware vendors have made tablets a major focus at this year's Computex conference. Intel has laid out plans for the launch of powerful 'ultrabook' systems that are less than 1in thick, while Asus has unveiled plans for tablet and notebook systems.
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