LAS VEGAS, USA: SanDisk Corp. today announced that the 64-gigabyte (GB)1 SanDisk pSSDTM Gen2 was selected by LG Electronics (LG) as the Solid State Drive (SSD) of choice for its new ultra-thin mobile PC.
Unlike conventional Hard Disk Drives (HDDs), SSDs have no moving parts, improving durability, which helps prevent data loss resulting from drive failure. In addition, SSD-equipped computers run cooler and more quietly, consume less power and deliver faster performance than those using HDDs.
The new LG ultra-thin mobile PC combines enhanced performance with fast and accessible 3G mobile broadband connectivity. LG’s device is built with compact dimensions (weighing 970 grams and measuring 298X186X17.6mm thin with an 11.6 inch LCD screen), 3.5hrs of battery life, a webcam and multiple connectivity options (USB, BT WLAN), making portable computing easy and accessible. With a Menlow platform to minimize power consumption, the device runs Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system.
"SanDisk pSSD’s small form factor and low power consumption help us deliver a stylish, streamlined ultra-thin mobile PC, while boosting performance and reducing power consumption,” said Harrison Park, general manager, PC PBL team, LG Electronics. “Our customers can enjoy the benefits of a carefree computing experience that they can take with them anywhere, anytime, all day long.”
"LG's solid state-based ultra-thin mobile PC leverages fast and accessible 3G mobile broadband connectivity, heralding a market shift towards providing users with always-on and always-connected capabilities," said Rizwan Ahmed, director product marketing, solid state drives, SanDisk. “SanDisk pSSD drive’s unique features help OEMs like LG bring to market smaller and lighter computing devices that benefit from the advantages of SSD technology.”
The SanDisk pSSD drive has an industry-standard 1.8" form factor with a micro SATA interface, delivering a variety of features that complement the LG ultra-thin mobile PC.
The SanDisk pSSD drive employs the speed and reliability of the popular SATA interface to provide a high-performance, cost-effective storage solution for smaller devices like netbooks.
The SanDisk pSSD drive’s lightweight, compact size (weighing up to 8.7 grams and measuring 39.8mm x 54.00mm x 4.0mm) and low power consumption (average power (typical)2 of 0.3W3) are well-matched for the LG ultra-thin mobile PC’s specific requirements for a small form factor and extended battery life.
The SanDisk pSSD modular solid state drive helps LG deliver greater performance to its users. SanDisk pSSD offers 9,000 vRPM4 of performance and the added benefit of employing nCache acceleration technology, a large non-volatile write cache technology that boosts burst random write performance.
The nCache acceleration technology1 improves user responsiveness and helps prevent incidences of the drive "stalling.”
SanDisk pSSD Gen2 drive comes in a variety of PATA and SATA interfaces and is available to OEMs in capacities ranging from 8GB to 64GB.