SanDisk pSSD P2 and S2 series: solid-state memory for netbooks

SanDisk have updated their range of solid-state storage for netbooks, with the pSSD P2 and S2 series.  Intended for netbooks and ultra low cost PCs (ULCPCs), the new chips now have SATA II interfaces for faster connections together with a fresh range of capacities: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.

The pSSD modules use MLC (Multi-Level Cell) flash memory, built with 43nm processes.  SanDisk have introduced their All Bit Line (ABL) data management system, which apparently can intelligently structure saved data depending on program needs and chip longevity.

The first-gen pSSD range used a slower PATA (Parallel-ATA) interface, and were only available in 4GB, 8GB and 16GB capacities.  SanDisk have not revealed pricing for the new pSSD P2 and S2 series, but have promised that the SSDs will be relatively "low-priced".