SanDisk has launched a 64GB 1.8-inch UATA 5000 solid state disk and a 64GB 2.5-inch SATA 5000 solid state disk. According to Daily Tech, the solid state disks offer a MTBF of 2 million hours, average access speeds of 0.11 milliseconds and average read speeds of 67MB/sec.
Engineering samples of disks will be available in Q3 and standard production is set to start by the end of the year.
"Laptop manufacturers have requested more memory capacity for systems that use the Microsoft Vista platform, which can require a number of preloaded accessories and security suites," said SanDisk director of SSD product marketing Doreet Oren. "Also, there is interest in developing laptops for gaming, and the SSD is well-suited for the performance and memory requirements of those users. Thus, by offering greater capacities on our SSD products, we are making our products more appealing to a wider customer base."