SanDisk has put the pedal to the metal in terms of development and this week managed to announce no less than three compact solid state drives which are specifically designed to fit into ultra-thin notebook, tablets and other mobile devices.
Coming in three form factors - half-slim SATA, mSATA and mSATA mini, the U100 drive has a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, it delivers sequential read and write speeds of up to 450 MB/s and 340 MB/s, respectively, and go from 8GB (through 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB) to 256GB in terms of capacity.
The i100 SSDs have a 16 x 20 mm BGA (Ball Grid Array) packaging, a SATA 3.0 Gbps interface, they reach 128GB, and offer read/write speeds of 450/160 MB/s. Both the U100 and i100 are currently sampling and are scheduled for mass production in Q3.
As for the iNAND Extreme, it utilizes a 12 x 16mm JEDEC package, has an e.MMC, is capable of read/write speeds of 80/50 MB/s, and is set to sample in Q3.


iNAND Extreme