SanDisk has announced a new 72GB Solid State Drive for laptops at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Joining SanDisk’s range of solid-state drives (SSDs) for portable computers is a slimmed-down 1.8-inch Serial ATA (SATA II) model that is aimed at a new generation of ultralight notebooks.

The new SATA drive, which has no moving parts, is just 5mm thick and weighs 40 grams – about 30 percent less than a same-size hard disk drive. The disk is due out later this year.

The company has also announced the 8GB SanDisk Cruzer Crossfire USB flash drive for gamers.

The device allows PC gamers can store their game data, download portable casual games and demos and take them with them on the move. The new model doubles the size of the previous model and is expected to be available before March priced around $129.99.