Milpitas, Calif., March 23, 2010 - SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, today announced that the 16-gigabyte (GB)1 SanDisk® pSSD™ modular SSD Gen2 was selected by Malata for its new PC-98905 pocket netbook computer. Malata, Wanlida Group Co. Ltd, is a leading manufacturer of portable computers, e-book readers and other consumer electronics.
The new Malata pocket design netbook is compact, measuring 256X27X143mm thin with an 8.9 inch LCD screen, making portable computing easier than ever. Additional features include a built-in Webcam, Bluetooth, WiFi and an 8-second boot-up option. Equipped with an Intel Atom/Pineview processor, this device delivers enhanced performance and extended battery life, and runs Microsoft Windows® 7 OS.
The SanDisk pSSD modular SSD Gen 2 measures only 30mm x 50.95mm x 3.6mm and weighs 6 grams, enabling Malata's innovative pocket-size netbook design. The SanDisk pSSD modular SSD is a key enabler of the fast-growing netbook category of products due to its small footprint, durable solid-state design, low power consumption and fast performance. SanDisk pSSD modular SSD is ideally suited to the slim netbook shell where a HDD, with its spinning disk and bulky shape, is not an option.
"We are pleased to have been selected by Malata as it delivers products for the growing Chinese market," said Doreet Oren, director product marketing, solid state drives, SanDisk. "SanDisk adds Malata to its prestigious list of worldwide design wins that leverage pSSD's unique features to bring small, light and extremely portable computing devices to market."
"As consumers continue to demand smaller and more powerful mobile computing devices, we are happy to surpass their expectations with products like our PC-98905 pocket netbook," said Lai Jian Rong, general manager, PC division, Malata. "We worked closely with the SanDisk pSSD team to meet our stringent storage and design requirements, and our stylish new model is a result of that close collaboration."
Features and benefits
SanDisk pSSD Gen2 comes in a variety of PATA and SATA interfaces and is available in capacities ranging from 8GB to 64GB1. More information about SanDisk's pSSD drives is available at: www.sandisk.com/pssd.
SanDisk Corporation is the global leader in flash memory cards, from research, manufacturing and product design to consumer branding and retail distribution. SanDisk's product portfolio includes flash memory cards for mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders; digital audio/video players; USB flash drives for consumers and the enterprise; embedded memory for mobile devices; and solid state drives for computers. SanDisk is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States.
1. The logical capacity of the drive conforms with the IDEMA HDD Specification. See www.idema.org for details. 1GB = 1, 000,000,000 bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage.
2. While running MobileMark and average (typical) power.
3. Assumes HIPM (Host Initiated Power Management) is enabled.
4. nCache™ acceleration technology is a large Non Volatile Write Cache, a unique feature in SanDisk pSSD-P2 and S2 that improves random write performance and ensures an improved user experience. Studies show that modern operating systems mostly access the storage device using 4k access blocks. The cache is filled during these small write commands and emptied during idle time when the host is not accessing the drive, with no risk of data loss. For a typical everyday use, the write performance that the users see is the nCache (burst) high performance, and not steady state (sustained) pSSD performance. Based on IOmeter 4K random write test.
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