Sandisk and SandForce Team Up For Sandisks Return to Consumer SSD Sales

Sandisk released word today of its return to consumer SSD sales with their new Ultra SSD available in capacities of 60, 120 and 240GB priced at $129, $219, and $449 respectively.

A quick look at the capacities alone tells us that the controller can only be of SandForce design and the speeds of 280MB/s read and 270MB/s write all but confirm such.  Check here for more information from the site!

MILPITAS, Calif., July 25, 2011”SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today introduced the SanDisk Ultra® solid state drive (SSD) for the retail market. The new SSD can extend the life of desktop and notebook PCs, and offers greater performance, durability and power efficiency than a hard disk drive.

The SanDisk Ultra SSD is a convenient drop-in solution for technology enthusiasts looking to upgrade their own PCs for an enhanced user experience. The new SSD features:

  • Fast performance: the drives up to 280 megabyte per second (MB/sec)1 sequential read and 270 MB/sec sequential write speeds deliver fast data-transfer rates; up to 3 Gb/s random speeds surpass other SATA II SSDs and enable faster system boot and application launch times
  • Power efficiency: the drives low power consumption extends battery life, and with no moving parts, the SSD offers silent operationLong-term reliability:
  • Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF)2 of up to 1,000,000 hours

Replacing a computers hard disk drive with the SanDisk Ultra SSD is more cost effective than buying a new PC, said Kent Perry, director, product marketing, SanDisk. Our new SSD delivers greater speed and reliability than a hard disk drive at an affordable price.

The drive comes in 60 gigabyte (GB)3, 120GB and 240GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $129.99, $219.99 and $449.99, respectively. Consumers in the United States can order the drive now from online retailers such as www.newegg.com.

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