Sandisk creates extreme embedded flash

SanDisk has released the iNAND Extreme embedded flash drive (EFD) which is tweaked to provide storage in tablets powered by the new 22nm Intel Atom system-on-a-chip (SoC).

Intel introduced the Baytrail chips last week and Sandisk said that enhancements to the iNAND Extreme make it faster, more responsive and highly compatible with the new SoC.

The new disk is being targeted at Android and Windows 8 tablets, which use Intel Atom Z3000 processors.

What is unusual is that Sandisk has designed a drive which it claims can sync better with data in the cloud as well as the traditional software launching.

Drew Henry, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile and Connected Solutions, Sandisk said that he thinks his company has just scratched the surface of the potential for tablets.

“iNAND Extreme enables developers to introduce the next wave of highly responsive tablets that offer richer entertainment, awe-inspiring graphics, and more productive business applications,” he said,

iNAND Extreme, available in capacities of up to 128GB is based on SanDisk’s flash memory architecture. According to Henry, it significantly improves multimedia synchronisation speeds and operating-system responsiveness in mobile devices. 

Apparently, the drive can manage sequential write/read speeds up to 45/150 MB/s, and random write /read speeds up to 800/4K IOPS, after drinking a double espresso, has the wind is behind it and it is going downhill.