LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, January 7, 2008 - SanDisk Corporation, as part of its lineup for the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show, has added a new solid-state drive for laptop PCs and capacity upgrades for two flash memory products oriented to gaming enthusiasts.
SLIMMER SANDISK SSD TARGETS NEW NOTEBOOKS - Joining SanDisk's growing portfolio of solid-state drives (SSDs) for portable computers is a slimmed-down 1.8-inch Serial ATA (SATA II) model that is aimed at a new generation of ultralight notebooks. Designed to be a drop-in replacement for hard disk drives, the new SATA drive is just 5mm thick and weighs 40 grams - about 30 percent less than a same-size hard disk drive. It uses a SATA II interface and an industry standard micro SATA connector, and consumes only .85 watts in read/write mode and .2W when idle. Availability is planned for the second quarter of 2008 in capacities of up to 72 gigabytes (GB). PC manufacturers are expected to launch the new thin and light laptops for the corporate market later this year.
SANDISK CRUZER CROSSFIRE IN 8 GIGABYTES - PC gamers can store their game data, download portable casual games and demonstrations, and save their replays with the new 8-gigabyte (GB) SanDisk Cruzer® Crossfire™ USB flash drive. Introduced in 2006, the Cruzer Crossfire line, distinguished by its hard plastic shell and multiple colors, had been offered in capacities of up to 4GB. The new capacity, with its black body and green trim on the cap, is expected to ship to retailers worldwide this quarter, at a suggested retail price of $129.99.
NEW CAPACITY UPGRADE FOR SANDISK MEMORY STICK PRO DUO - Owners of the popular Sony® Playstation® Portable (PSP®) will soon be able to buy SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo™ gaming cards in an 8-gigabyte capacity. This new card, offered in a translucent green, allows users to save game data as well as store and play digital music, videos and still photos. Previously, the highest capacity had been 4 GB. The card is expected to ship this month at a suggested retail price of $149.99.
SanDisk Corporation, the inventor and world's largest supplier of flash storage cards, is a global leader in flash memory - 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 (www.sandisk.com/corporate) is a Silicon Valley-based S&P 500 company, with more than half its sales outside the United States.
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