Solid State Drive (SSD) are relatively new in the drive market but quickly gaining popularity due to its speed and its compact size allowing manufacturers to design thinner notebooks and ultimately ultrabooks. Virtual storage drive manufacturers usually serves two types of market in the industry – enterprise and consumers. SanDisk though is not the usual drive manufacturer. SanDisk serves an additional market segment – business. Users in the business market usually requires different things compared to the end consumers and enterprise customers. They usually would require the manufacturer to install certain encryptions to the drive to make it more secure to protect information stored in the drive.
Enter the X300s by SanDisk, the business SSD. Although available from June onwards, you won’t find it on shelves in your average computer retailers or any retailers at all. To get this drive you’d have to get through SanDisk’s own Commercial Business Channel. Equipped with a second generation 19nm NAND memory (similar to memory modules you can find on your mobile phones), there will be two available physical sizes for the drive – 2.5” 7mm (bigger) and M.2 2280 (smaller). Capacities available are ranging from 64GB to 1TB, though the smaller M.2 size would sport only up to 512GB for drive capacity. Security is a main concern in soft storage in businesses. Knowing this SanDisk included Wave’s Embassy Security Center for an extra layer of encryption of the drive. To add assurance to users the drive is certified by other encryption providers such as McAfee and AbsoluteSoftware.