SanDisk intros new super thin embedded flash drives for mobile devices
SanDisk Corporation announced a new generation of iNAND and iNAND Ultra embedded flash drives with smaller and thinner form factors developed specially for the compact smartphones and tablets.
The new e.MMC products utilize 24nm NAND Flash memory chips and are available up to 64GB of storage capacity in a compact packages as small as 11.5mm x 13mm x 1mm. The iNAND EFDs are based on SanDisk’s three-bit-per-cell (X3) NAND flash technology and iNAND Ultra EFDs are based on SanDisk’s two-bit-per-cell (MLC) NAND flash technology. SanDisk also offers integrated solid state drive (iSSD) for use in tablets and which the company claims is the world’s smallest 64GB SSD in a BGA (Ball Grid Array) package. These new iSSD are smaller than a postage stamp and weigh less than a paper clip they are available in capacities ranging from 4GB to 64GB with a SATA interface and are based on MLC technology.
The new products will be available beginning in the third quarter of 2011.