SanDisk releases 64GB iNand embedded flash drives

SanDisk 64GB iNand

The amount of multimedia content an average technology buff hoards today has certainly soared. SanDisk now doubles the storage capacity for mobile phones with its latest introduction. The company launches its 64GB iNAND Embedded Flash Drives (EFD) that boasts of support for the e.MMC 4.4 interface.

The drives are based on 3-bit-per-cell X3 NAND flash technology and offer up to 64GB of capacity in a single device. They should be put to use in boot, system code and mass storage functions. The iNand EFDs are allege to cater to the needs of advanced smartphones. They are tailored to offer high capacity and reliable storage in a power-efficient package having a small footprint.

With the company’s X3 technology, users can look forward to high capacity embedded storage that enables the continuous growth of mobile storage solutions in a cost effective manner. The innovative 64GB EFDs find their roots on an eight flash die stack fabrication that employs the company’s advanced X3 32nm flash. Delivered in a 16x20x1.4mm form factor, it comes with standard ball grid array (BGA) that allows it to be quickly integrated into smartphone designs.

“The maturity of SanDisk’s X3 flash technology together with innovations in flash management are what allow us to continue making higher embedded storage capacities, such as 64GB, a practical solution in the market,” remarked Oded Sagee, director, mobile product marketing, SanDisk. “We understand the highly competitive environment in which our customers operate. By leveraging the substantial experience gained with our X3 NAND and significant advancements made in flash management technology, we offer our customers a very high return on their investment.”

Optimized for maximum efficiency, the EFDs also reveal the ability to consolidate system code and user storage into one embedded device. This is done to save valuable board space, thus simplifying the smartphone design and also lowering the power consumption. Armed with a distinct state-aware architecture, the drives also enable the mobile host to have additional levels of control over the storage device. Allowing optimal resource utilization, it should also allow enhanced system responsiveness.

There’s no word yet on the exact availability of the drives.