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SanDisk SSD Brings Speed and Responsiveness to ASUS ZENBOOK UX301LA



  SanDisk SSD Brings Speed and Responsiveness to ASUS ZENBOOK UX301LA

SanDisk X110 SSD Provides Advanced Flash Storage for Innovative ASUS Ultrabook

2014 International CES

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 6, 2014

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW 2014 -- SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global
leader in flash storage solutions, today announced that the ASUS ZENBOOK™
UX301LA Ultrabook™ relies on the incredibly compact SanDisk^® X110 Solid State
Drives (SSD) for intelligent, blazing-fast flash storage.

SanDisk X110 SSD in the M.2 2260 form factor enables the ASUS ZENBOOK UX301LA
Ultrabook (Photo: Busi ...

SanDisk X110 SSD in the M.2 2260 form factor enables the ASUS ZENBOOK UX301LA
Ultrabook (Photo: Business Wire)

The new ASUS notebook boasts both an impressively slim design and
high-performance, touch screen enabled computing. The Ultrabook features two
very thin and light-weight M.2 2260 form-factor SanDisk X110 SSDs (offered in
either 128GB^1 or 256GB capacities) connected together in a
performance-boosting RAID 0 configuration, which allows the drives to be
written to simultaneously. This brings up to 512GB of powerful and responsive
flash storage to the notebook, while supporting the thin and sleek look of the
ASUS Ultrabook. Leveraging SanDisk’s advanced flash memory architecture, the
SanDisk SSDs significantly enhance the performance of the Ultrabook, enabling
rapid application launching, quick transferring of data, and smooth, nimble
application interaction with each press of the notebook touch-screen.

“With the ZENBOOK UX301LA, we have combined the enjoyment of a high-end
laptop, powerful computing capability and a strikingly thin design to create
one of the most stylish and functional Ultrabooks we have ever introduced,”
said S.Y. Shian, corporate vice president and general manager, Notebook
Business Unit, ASUS. “SanDisk’s fast X110 SSD brings a responsive, dependable
and truly enjoyable user experience to our new ZENBOOK while the small form
factor of the SSDs helped to keep the notebook slim, light-weight, and highly
portable.”

The intelligent, SATA 6Gbps SanDisk X110 SSDs featured in the ASUS notebook
dramatically improve boot-up and shut-down times, and provide prompt entrance
and return from hibernation^2. Additionally, the X110 SSDs offer automated
power management, including DEVSLP capability, enabling mobile computing users
to experience outstanding performance, without sacrificing battery life.

“ASUS has once again raised the bar with their ZENBOOK UX301LA, a beautiful
and well-engineered device that combines leadership computing performance with
a rich set of premium features,” said Kevin Conley, senior vice president and
general manager, Client Storage Solutions, SanDisk. “The high performance and
trusted reliability that the SanDisk X110 SSD brings to ASUS’ new Ultrabook is
further testament to why SanDisk solid-state solutions continue to be the
preferred choice of many leading notebook manufacturers for both consumer and
corporate platforms. We are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership
with ASUS to drive innovation utilizing SanDisk’s leading SSD technology.”

The SanDisk X110 SSD is available to PC OEMs and in large quantities to
businesses through the SanDisk Commercial Business Channel – enabling CIOs and
IT decision-makers to easily integrate the SSD into desktops and notebooks to
further bolster the performance of workplace client computing devices with
SanDisk flash storage. The SanDisk X110 SSD is part of SanDisk’s wide
portfolio of SSD products for retail, OEM and enterprise customers.

About SanDisk

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a
global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has
expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative
products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s
quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's
largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs.
SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail
stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.

^1 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for user
storage.
^2 As compared to 7200 RPM SATA 2.5” hard drive. Based on published
specifications and internal benchmarking tests.

© 2014 SanDisk Corporation. All rights reserved. SanDisk is a trademark of
SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries.
Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and
may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s).

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements, including
expectations for markets and customers that are based on our current
expectations and involve numerous risks and uncertainties that may cause these
forward-looking statements to be inaccurate. Risks that may cause these
forward-looking statements to be inaccurate include among others: the market
demand for our products may grow more slowly than our expectations or our
products may not be available in the capacities that we expect or perform as
expected, or the other risks detailed from time-to-time in our Securities and
Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, our
most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q and our annual report on Form 10-K.
We do not intend to update the information contained in this news release.

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Contact:

SanDisk Corporation
Laura Bakken, 408-801-7653
laura.bakken@sandisk.com
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