Lenovo Announces ThinkPad Edge Laptops With SSD Caching

A 16 GB SSD is combined with HDDs ranging from 320 to 750 GB in size and improve start-up and application loading times as the solid state drive is paired with Condusiv's ExpressCache caching software. Sandisk and Lenovo promise performance increases of up to 4X of a standalone HDD system.

Lenovo markets the SSD solutions to small-to-medium businesses that do not want to make the jump to expensive SSD mass storage media.

The mSATA upgrade for the Thinkpad Edge E430 and E530 is offered as a $60 option in addition to the $499 price of the base E430 notebook. The E530 starts at $509. Fully equipped notebooks with a quad-core i7 Ivy Bridge processor, 8 GB memory, a webcam and a 750 GB HDD top out at just under $1100.

  • nebun
    greghomeToms is really slow man..............I already got an email about this from my local distributor in Malaysia last month....get over it...learn how to live a little...news is not all that important...you can live without it
  • surf2di4
    world ends yesterday, news at 6pm
  • Considering how crappy the Sandisk u100 is, ist will probably slow the system down if it's used for caching (instead of using it for the trash can where it belongs)...
  • 60 buck for 16 GB storage is too much, 64 GB SSD disk from Kingston is now for same price.