Sandisk announces the Vaulter, a solid-state storage solution that works in conjunction with a PC hard drives to improve performance.
The Sandisk Vaulter allows PC and notebook makers to harness the speed of embedded flash memory for frequently accessed files while continuing to use a spinning hard drive for bulk storage of less frequently accessed data.
The Vaulter Disk requires only enough memory to host the computer’s operating system and selected optional user data that is benefited by the faster access time using flash memory.
The SanDisk Vaulter Disk will be offered to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) early next year in capacities of from 8GB to 16GB.
Via this Sandisk press-release.
The SanDisk Vaulter Disk has already been honored with the 2008 Innovations Design and Engineering awards for products that will be on display at the CES 2008.