SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today 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 ExpressCache® software. 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."

SanDisk Solid State Drives
SanDisk offers a full portfolio of products for the retail, OEM and enterprise channels. In the retail channel, SanDisk offers the SanDisk Extreme® SSD, which features industry-leading performance for gamers and other heavy computer users.

OEM products include the SanDisk U100 SSD for cost-effective performance and customizable form factors, the SanDisk X100 SSD featuring the utmost in performance and storage capacity for desktop and notebook PC manufacturers, and the SanDisk iSSD™ integrated storage device for an embedded micro SSD SATA form factor. All models are available as standalone SSDs or dual drive caching solutions.

For the enterprise channel, Lightning® SSDs provide the industry's widest array of flexible cloud and data center system design solutions. The drives deliver dramatic I/O performance, predictable performance and superior reliability over competing SSD technology.