SanDisk Corp. ( has announced the SanDisk X100 solid state drive (SSD) for client computing markets. It’s available in capacities up to 512GB and utilizes multi-level cell (MLC) technology, a SATA 6Gb/s high-performance interface, multi-streaming features and tiered caching technology.

The drive offers up to 500/420 megabyte per second (MB/sec)2 sequential read/write speeds, and enables a user to copy a 4GB high-definition movie in less than 10 seconds, according to Kevin Conley, senior vice president and general manager, client storage solutions, SanDisk. In addition to the standard 2.5-inch form factor, the X100 SSD also comes in mSATA and customized thin form factors to address the ultra-thin laptop market. SanDisk offers a wide variety of configuration options, including standalone and dual drive caching solutions.

SanDisk also announced today the SanDisk Extreme SSD, a high-performance drive for consumers who want to improve the performance and extend the life of their desktop and notebook computers. It’s available now in 120GB and 240GB capacities for US$189.99 and $399.99, respectively. A 480GB version of the drive will ship later this year at a price tag of $749.99.