WORM and iSSD from SanDisk

In Digital Flash Media, SD, WORM on August 18, 2010 at 10:34 am

SanDisk is making a sort of re-entry into the storage world’s consciousness. Two of their recent announcements are quite exciting.

One, is of course their proprietary WORM media. WORM stands for Write Once Read Many. I have had the chance to work with the WORM team and the prospects for this media are quite promising. Its foremost application is for the law enforcement agencies where digital evidence was not perceived to be tamper proof. The WORM hopes to allay such fears and can protect data for up to 100 years – at least 10 times longer than conventional storage medium such as DVDs and definitely more scratch proof.

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The second is their wafer thin SSD solution – the wafer thin integrated SSD or iSSD coming in at 64GB and smaller than a postage stamp, it opens up the possibilities for space conscious mobile devices. As noted in the press release

“The new category of embedded SSDs should enable OEMs to produce tablets and notebooks with an unprecedented combination of thin, lightweight form factors and fast performance,” said Doron Myersdorf, senior director, SSD marketing, SanDisk. “With our embedded flash storage leadership, SanDisk believes it is uniquely positioned to deliver the ultra compact SSD solutions needed by OEMs.”

Measuring 16mm x 20mm x 1.85mm and weighing less than one gram, the drive uses a Ball Grid Array form factor and a SATA interface, and is compatible with all leading operating systems.


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