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SanDisk launches 1.8in 32GB SSD drive

Flash drive will eventually hit consumer market

SanDisk has announced that it will launch a 32GB 1.8in solid state drive (SSD) at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Aimed at the business market initially, the drive is being billed as a drop-in replacement for conventional mechanical hard disks, particularly for laptops.

SanDisk said the falling cost of NAND flash memory will make SDDs a more viable option for the business and consumer markets in the coming months. The product will cost $600 ($310) initially, but SanDisk said the price will decrease significantly as it ramps up production.

With no moving parts, flash memory can help prolong laptop battery life and is also less likely to fail than traditional spinning discs. SanDisk said the new product delivers two million hours mean time between failures (MTBF).

The Consumer Electronics Show runs from January 8 to 11 in Las Vegas.


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