AT CES 2016 today, SanDisk has unveiled its X400 solid state drive which it claims to be the world’s thinnest one terabyte M.2 SSD. It’s also said to be the first single-sided 1TB SATA m.2 form factor that’s just 1.5mm in height.
SanDisk has designed this SSD for fast boot-up and application launch as well as for extending battery life. SanDisk found in a consumer research conducted late last year that these benefits were deemed to be important by more than 70 percent of consumers who use PCs.
Tarun Loomba, Vice President and General Manager of Client Storage Solutions at SanDisk said: “Consumers have spoken. They want to work faster, with fewer interruptions. Our ultra-slim 1TB M.2 X400 SSD enables our OEM customers to build completely new form factors with outstanding reliability and the near-instant boot-up and application loading that consumers expect.”
SanDisk X400 SSD is available in 2.5 cased and M.2 2280 form factors in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities. It provides data protection through AES 256-bit compliant encryption and compatibility with TCG Opal 2.0. Error correction mechanisms such as SanDisk’s nCache 2.0 and DataGuard technology are also onboard. It’s based on the company’s 6th generation X3 technology and is claimed to use 90 percent less power than a conventional hard drive.
More information about this new SSD can be found on SanDisk’s website, it’s yet to confirm the pricing for the X400.