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SanDisk reveals 'world's thinnest' 1TB M.2 SSD

SanDisk's new X400 SSD's merge high performance with an ultra-thin M.2 form factor

By Derek Strickland on Jan 5, 2016 09:11 pm CST - 1 min, 17 secs reading time

CES 2016 - On the showfloor at Las Vegas, SanDisk today announced the "world's thinnest" 1TB solid state drive in the SATA M.2 form factor.

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M.2 SSD's are traditionally quite slim and lithe, but SanDisk's new X400 SSD's push the limits of M.2 storage by packing a full 1TB of capacity into an ultra-thin NAND drive. The X400 super thin at 1.5mm, and SanDisk notes that it's the first single-sided 1TB SATA M.2 with such a minimal size.

Like other SanDisk storage modules, the X400 comes with the company's nCache 2.0 and DataGuard baked-in for quick responsiveness and high reliability. The new X400 SSD line is also built on the company's X3 Technology to use 90% less power than traditional HDD's.

"Consumers have spoken. They want to work faster, with fewer interruptions. Our ultra-slim 1TB M.2 X400 SSD enables our OEM customers to build completely new form factors with outstanding reliability and the near-instant boot-up and application loading that consumers expect," said SanDisk exec Tarun Loomba. "The X400 SSD is the flexible, highly reliable platform that our customers need to ensure an exceptional user experience for consumers."

The SanDisk X400 is currently available in 2.5" cased and M.2 form factors across four storage capacities: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB.

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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