It has been about a year since we first heard of SanDisk’s pSSD line of drives for netbooks. And now today SanDisk have announced that they are now shipping out the units.
These drop-in SSD drives for netbooks, called the SanDisk S2 and SanDisk P2 are available in four sizes, 8, 16, 32, and 64GB.
Both models feature a new technology called nCache, which helps to improve netbook performance by adding a level of burst performance cache. The non-volatile cache comes in sizes upto 320MB, and as it is non-volatile, there is no risk or data corruption or loss due to power failure.
Unfortunately, and annoyingly, SanDisk have not provided any performance date or price information, only quoting a 9,000 vRPM of steady state performance, and saying “Our tests have shown SanDisk second generation pSSD equipped with nCache performing significantly better than a 5400 RPM HDD, providing Ubuntu users with the speed and stability that they need”.
Exact prices are not known, but they are said to be “attractively priced”. Lets hope so!