Sandisk ships second pSSD generation for netbooks
Sandisk has started shipments of second generation pSSDs for netbooks and similar fields of operation. The new storage devices are said to offer a good price-performance ratio.
In January at the CES Sandisk introduced the second generation of the Solid State Drive storage solution pSSD, called S2 and P2, and now started to ship those to the manufacturers. Especially intended for the use in low-cost netbooks, the pSSDs will hit the market in sizes of 8,16, 32 and 54 GByte.
The MLC NAND based flash memory is said to offer a lifetime of 4 million hours. Sandisk also introduced a new cache technology, called nCache, that saves up to 320 Mibyte of the capacity as cache memory in order to increase the write speed.
But the second generation of the pSSDs S2 and P2 doesn't just offer a better performance, but is also said to be less expensive to produce. Sandisk didn't reveal exact prices, but they are said to be "attractive”.
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