SanDisk used Computex as the launch pad for its new 2nd generation solid state drives aimed at the expanding netbook market. Many first-generation netbooks with SSDs experienced slower-than-expected performance, but SanDisk has developed ncache to speed up SSD performance while still maintaining low cost.
The new SanDisk P2 and S2 units are quoted as being up to 50 times faster than SanDisk’s original pSSD. The P2 and S2 are available in 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB capacities. The target markets are next-generation netbooks and smartbooks where maximum battery life is achieved through the use of low-energy ARM processors and SSD technology.