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.