Tuesday, July 26th 2011

SanDisk Ultra Solid State Drive Ships to Retailers

SanDisk Corporation, 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, Power Efficiency, and Long-term Reliability.

  • Fast performance: the drive's up to 280 megabyte per second (MB/sec) 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 drive's low power consumption extends battery life, and with no moving parts, the SSD offers silent operation
  • Long-term reliability: Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of up to 1,000,000 hours
"Replacing a computer's 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), 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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8 Comments on SanDisk Ultra Solid State Drive Ships to Retailers

#1
DanishDevil
With those numbers looks like they're late to the game with a Sandforce 1000 series drive. Looks like Newegg realizes that, and is selling at $40 under MSRP.
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#2
LagunaX
A little cheaper than the 120gb OCZ Agility 2 SSD...
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#3
Wiselnvestor
I had a SanDisk Sansa e280, the thing die just a little over 6 months. Suffice to say I will never buy anything SanDisk again.
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#4
TheLostSwede
by: Wiselnvestor
I had a SanDisk Sansa e280, the thing die just a little over 6 months. Suffice to say I will never buy anything SanDisk again.
Still have mine and it's going strong, although I can't say I use it much these days...
Bad luck I guess, but I don't think you can judge a company on a single product, especially one that was made by MSI...
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#6
sethk
That is the most generic, paint by the numbers, fill in the blanks, uninspired press release I've seen in a while. I at least get a laugh out of some of the more hyperbole filled / poorly translated press releases out of the far east, but this one is just so vanilla, it's almost worse.

"The new SSD features: Fast Performance, Power Efficiency, and Long-term Reliability."
Fascinating.
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#7
Delta6326
Sad thing is People will buy these because it Says SanDisk Ultra if it is sold on shelf at BB. I can't stand Sandisk stuff they are overpriced and slow for the money.
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#8
Wiselnvestor
by: TheLostSwede
Still have mine and it's going strong, although I can't say I use it much these days...
Bad luck I guess, but I don't think you can judge a company on a single product, especially one that was made by MSI...
It's not just the hardware I find troubling, it's also their software support, which is non existent. So no amount of "bad luck" justifies non existent software support.

I have use and continue to use Iriver mp3 players(IFP-795 and T5) and the difference between SanDisk are night and day. They are both Korean companies.

Lastly, I do not care who made this, if there is a problem with that product and a company's name is on that product. That company is responsible for the quality of that product.

Ex:Xbox 360's RRoD I had 2 RRoD btw.
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