SanDisk Corporation, a world-leading producer of flash storage devices, is announcing availability of its new SanDisk Extreme Pro solid-state drive (SSD). The Extreme Pro is geared towards PC enthusiasts, gamers and media professionals, who demand the highest possible performance and consistency.
It is anticipated that the PC gaming market will exceed $25 billion in 2014 (source: DFC Intelligence). This growth is being fueled largely by the proliferation of multiplayer online battle arena titles, and free-to-play titles. The SanDisk Extreme Pro is an industry-leading SSD that excels in real-world performance, and enables much faster boot times, and loads files, applications and games in a fraction of the time of HDDs. It is an ideal upgrade for gamers and power users.
According to Kevin Conley, senior vice president and general manager for SanDisk, “Building off the success of our award-winning SanDisk Extreme II, the new SanDisk Extreme Pro leverages the latest developments in our innovative nCache Pro Technology to enable 24×7, real-world drive performance and responsiveness. With its ability to deliver consistently fast computing backed by the industry’s first 10-year limited warranty, the Extreme Pro SSD delivers the performance, trusted reliability and value that enthusiasts and professionals expect from SanDisk.”
SanDisk’s proprietary nCache Pro technology features a two-tiered caching system to optimize speed and endurance for demanding workloads, efficient multi-tasking, and extremely fast responsiveness. This technology enables the SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD to deliver super-charged performance and consistency for gamers, developers, PC enthusiasts and media professionals — even with the most demanding and graphics-intensive usage scenarios.
SanDisk’s new Extreme Pro SSDs feature sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s, and sequential write speeds of up to 520MB/s. The Extreme Pro is offered in capacity points of 240GB at an MSRP of $189.00, 480GB at an MSRP of $369.00, and 960GB at an MSRP of $599.00. SanDisk is backing the Extreme Pro SSDs with an industry-first ten-year warranty!!
SanDisk’s Extreme Pro owners are also entitled to download for free the SanDisk SSD Dashboard software for Windows, which gives users the ability to monitor drive health and performance, perform firmware updates, and perform scheduled and manual TRIM execution; any of which can increase the operating efficiency and/or longevity of their SanDisk SSD. A secure erase option is also included. The SanDisk SSD Dashboard is available for download here.
The SanDisk Extreme Pro is anticipated to be available later this month, either online or through authorized distributors and resellers. The SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD product page can be viewed here; and the SanDisk press release announcing the Extreme Pro can be viewed in its entirety here.