SanDisk Launches New Power Efficient SSD For PCs
SanDisk has announced its half-terabyte Z410 SSD. The 15-nanometer, three-bits-per-cell based Z410 SSD delivers the performance, capacities and form factor ideal for mainstream computing platforms.
Built on the SanDisk Z400s SSD platform, the Z410 SSD features an SLC cache–a combination of SLC and TLC blocks to maximize read and write speeds. This means PC users can expect very short start-up and application loading.
With up to 480GB of capacity, the Z410 is target at manufacturers looking to design durable, energy-efficient computing platforms. The Z410 SSD boasts up to 1.75M hours Mean Time to Failure (MTTF), The Z410 claims to consume less power during active use, as well as during low-power modes.
The SanDisk Z410 SSD is currently shipping in 2.5” (7mm) form factor at 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, and includes a 3-year warranty.
The company has reported a surprise increase in quarterly revenue, its first rise in more than a year, helped by strong demand for its chips used in solid-state drives and data centers.
Shares of the company, which is being bought by Western Digital Corp, rose nearly 1%t to $76.50 in after-market trading on Wednesday.
SanDisk has been ramping up production of solid-state drives (SSDs), which are pricier than hard disk drives and are used increasingly by data centers and in consumer laptops as they are quicker, more rugged and less prone to fail.