The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has named the SanDisk Vaulter Disk as 2008 Best of Innovations in the Enabling Technologies Category. The honor was awarded during a press conference at CES Unveiled, where the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) announced its 2008 Innovations Design and Engineering awards for products that will debut at the International CES (Jan. 7-10) in Las Vegas.
The device is a Flash-based PCI Express module that works in conjunction with a PC’s hard drive to store and launch the computer’s operating system and software applications. It works simultaneously with the hard drive to provide enhanced performance over a PC that has only a hard drive.
The SanDisk Vaulter Disk enables the PC 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.
It will be offered to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) early next year in capacities of from 8GB to 16GB.