SanDisk, Intel, TDK Debut SSDs

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Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board Member

June 3, 2008

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SanDisk, Intel and TDK all debuted new solid-state disks (SSDs) at the Computex trade show in Taipei.SSDs have energy efficiency and ruggedness to thank for their surge in popularity. SanDisk's new offering, "pSSD" (Parallel ATA solid state drive), is available in 4-, 8- and 16-GB capacities and is designed for compact, low-cost netbooks. The device can achieve a read speed of 39 MBps and a write/record speed of 17 MBps, according to SanDisk.

Intel has introduced the Z-P230 Parallel ATA (PATA) series of SSDs, available in 4- and 8-GB capacities. The company plans to announce high-capacity solid-state drives in the second half of this year that have capacities of 80 GB and 160 GB.

Finally, TDK's HS1 series, available now, comes in 16-, 32- and 64-GB capacities. Using SLC (single-level cell) NAND flash memory, the disk reads at 100 MBps and writes at 50 MBps. Pricing for the higher capacity SSDs ranges from $1,400 to $1,900.CNET News

About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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