CES 2016 which is world’s largest International Consumer Electronics Show witnessed the availability of SanDisk X400 Solid State Drive which happens to be world’s thinnest 1TB drive with M.2 form factor and 1.5mm height.
Previously, the same company released X300 SSD which was 2.23mm thick and now it has surpassed that record by offering X400.
SanDisk X400 will have sequential R/W speeds of up to 545MB/s and 520MB/s and will have random R/W speeds of up to 95,000 IOPS and 75,000 IOPS. It will have an endurance of 320TB worth of writes over its lifetime.
X400 SSD from SanDisk will use 2.5 watts of power during reads and 3.9 watts during writes.
According to sources from SanDisk, the new SSD is based on its sixth generation X3 Technology, a 3D flash memory that stores three bits per cell stacked up to 48 layers thick for greater density.
Like the previous X300 SSD, the new X400 SSD uses the company’s nCache 2.0 technology, which generates higher performance through the use of single level cell (SLC) flash cache and host write analysis algorithms.
SanDisk X400 will be available in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities and also in 2.5 inches form factor for laptops. It offers data protection through AES 256 bit compliant encryption and TCG Opal 2.0 compatibility and is targeted at users in Healthcare, Financial Services and education sectors who need to comply with industry regulations.
The data storage media manufacturer is planning to offer it directly to OEM of laptops & tablets and so the price and availability of it is undisclosed to the commercial market.