Joining global efforts to bring affordable personal computers to millions of people in developing nations, SanDisk announced the SanDisk uSSD 5000 solid state drive, which can be used as an economical substitute for hard disk drives in sub-$250 PCs. Among the first computers using uSSD solid state drives will be the Intel-powered classmate PC, intended for educational markets in emerging nations. The SanDisk uSSD 5000 solid state drive is the first SSD product from SanDisk to be offered with SanDiskís patented multi-level cell (MLC) technology. MLC technology doubles data- storage capacities in the same physical space as single-level cell (SLC) technology, resulting in significant cost savings.
Who remembers the time where we had to decide whether to choose for 4x 256MB cards or one huge 1GB flash memory card? It wasnít even that long ago, in the beginnings of 2000, but when we take a look at the roadmap of CompactFlash and where the CF association hints where we are going for, it is simply mind blowing. The CF memory card has a confirmed roadmap of up to 144 petabytes in storage size (1 petabyte equals 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes or 1000 terabytes). However, donít expect IFA International Consumer Electronics Show 2010 to unveil these kind of capacities, but we could see another highlight of the small SDXC flash memory card. Flash memory is the future and is used for digital camcorders, cameras, MP3 players, iPad, netbook, etc. And with 3D Blu-ray, Full HD.