CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW 2014, Las Vegas, NV., January 6, 2014 – SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that the ASUS ZENBOOK™ UX301LA Ultrabook™ relies on the incredibly compact SanDisk® X110 Solid State Drives (SSD) for intelligent, blazing-fast flash storage.
The new ASUS notebook boasts both an impressively slim design and high-performance, touch screen enabled computing. The Ultrabook features two very thin and light-weight M.2 2260 form-factor SanDisk X110 SSDs (offered in either 128GB1 or 256GB capacities) connected together in a performance-boosting RAID 0 configuration, which allows the drives to be written to simultaneously. This brings up to 512GB of powerful and responsive flash storage to the notebook, while supporting the thin and sleek look of the ASUS Ultrabook. Leveraging SanDisk’s advanced flash memory architecture, the SanDisk SSDs significantly enhance the performance of the Ultrabook, enabling rapid application launching, quick transferring of data, and smooth, nimble application interaction with each press of the notebook touch-screen.
“With the ZENBOOK UX301LA, we have combined the enjoyment of a high-end laptop, powerful computing capability and a strikingly thin design to create one of the most stylish and functional Ultrabooks we have ever introduced,” said S.Y. Shian, corporate vice president and general manager, Notebook Business Unit, ASUS. “SanDisk’s fast X110 SSD brings a responsive, dependable and truly enjoyable user experience to our new ZENBOOK while the small form factor of the SSDs helped to keep the notebook slim, light-weight, and highly portable.”
The intelligent, SATA 6Gbps SanDisk X110 SSDs featured in the ASUS notebook dramatically improve boot-up and shut-down times, and provide prompt entrance and return from hibernation2. Additionally, the X110 SSDs offer automated power management, including DEVSLP capability, enabling mobile computing users to experience outstanding performance, without sacrificing battery life.
“ASUS has once again raised the bar with their ZENBOOK UX301LA, a beautiful and well-engineered device that combines leadership computing performance with a rich set of premium features,” said Kevin Conley, senior vice president and general manager, Client Storage Solutions, SanDisk. “The high performance and trusted reliability that the SanDisk X110 SSD brings to ASUS’ new Ultrabook is further testament to why SanDisk solid-state solutions continue to be the preferred choice of many leading notebook manufacturers for both consumer and corporate platforms. We are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with ASUS to drive innovation utilizing SanDisk’s leading SSD technology.”
The SanDisk X110 SSD is available to PC OEMs and in large quantities to businesses through the SanDisk Commercial Business Channel – enabling CIOs and IT decision-makers to easily integrate the SSD into desktops and notebooks to further bolster the performance of workplace client computing devices with SanDisk flash storage. The SanDisk X110 SSD is part of SanDisk’s wide portfolio of SSD products for retail, OEM and enterprise customers.
SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.
1 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for user storage.
2 As compared to 7200 RPM SATA 2.5” hard drive. Based on published specifications and internal benchmarking tests.
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