SanDisk Corporation announced that Lenovo has selected SanDisk to provide the solid state drive (SSD) caching technology for the new Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 laptop computers.
The SanDisk U100 mSATA SSD is used in Lenovo’s ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 along with Condusiv Technologies ExpressCachesoftware. The hardware and software combination from SanDisk delivers up to four times the performance of a standalone hard disk drive (HDD). This means that consumers and business users will experience significantly faster start up and application loading times without frustrating delays.
“ThinkPad users expect a laptop that delivers everything they need to enjoy a versatile computing experience—innovative solutions, time-tested, intelligent design and, of course, high performance,” said Luis Hernandez, vice president, ThinkPad Edge Business Unit, Lenovo. “The ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 laptops with SanDisk’s SSD technology exceed those expectations, particularly for small-to-medium businesses looking for an advantage with a productivity-enhancing PC that’s equally suited for use at home, in the office or on the road.”
A 16GB SanDisk U100 SSD and the Condusiv caching software work alongside the HDD in the ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 to store data that is most frequently accessed. This allows a significant boost to performance because information is processed more quickly.
“Lenovo has been great for us to work with in developing a combined hardware and software solution that takes advantage of SanDisk’s SSD expertise,” said Kevin Conley, SanDisk senior vice president and general manager, Client Storage Solutions. “With the ThinkPad Edge E430 and E530 Lenovo has struck a smart balance for delivering great performance at an affordable price.”