Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

SanDisk Unveils SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the availability of its new SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD-a drive designed for gamers, PC enthusiasts and media professionals who demand the highest possible consistent, real-world performance. With sequential read speeds of 550 megabytes/second (MB/S) and write speeds of up to 520 MB/s, the SanDisk Extreme PRO loads and runs graphics-intensive applications and game levels in a heartbeat. Additionally, by offering up to 1TB-Class of capacity, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD provides the space needed to store even the biggest programs, games or files, and load them blazingly fast-transforming any PC or console into a serious gaming machine.

"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 24x7, real-world drive performance and responsiveness," said Kevin Conley, senior vice president and general manager, Client Storage Solutions at SanDisk. "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 nCache Pro technology utilizes a two-tiered caching architecture to optimize speed and endurance for heavy workloads, efficient multi-tasking, and incredibly fast responsiveness from desktops, laptops, and gaming consoles. The technology allows the SanDisk Extreme PRO to super-charge a PC for power gamers, developers, media professionals and PC enthusiasts who need consistent, real-world, pro-level performance for their most demanding and graphics-intensive applications.

According to DFC Intelligence, PC gaming revenue recently eclipsed console gaming and they forecast that the PC gaming market will exceed $25 billion in 20142. This increasing popularity is being largely driven by the rise of multiplayer online battle arena titles and free-to-play games. With the SanDisk Extreme PRO, an industry leading, real-world performance SSD, anyone can upgrade their PC to boot up faster, open files more quickly, and load programs, applications, and games in a fraction of the time. The SanDisk Extreme PRO is also supported by the new SanDisk SSD Dashboard application for Windows, which provides drive performance monitoring, firmware updates, manual or scheduled TRIM, secure erase, drive health, longevity, and temperature indicators, so that users can increase the operating efficiency of their SSD. The SanDisk SSD Dashboard is available for download immediately at www.sandisk.com/ssddashboard.

The SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD will be available online and purchasable through SanDisk's worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers in June. Offering an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD is compatible with any PC, laptop or game console that accepts 2.5'' SATA storage devices, and is offered in capacities of 240GB (MSRP $189), 480GB (MSRP $369), and 960GB (MSRP $599).
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8 Comments on SanDisk Unveils SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD

#1
bogami
That the need for larger capacities for gamers is always higher as 240 Gb is not enough for a growing number of games on my steam. Just Wolfenstein new order is needed 83 Gb of space for installation...price falls but is still...
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Prima.Vera
Sorry, but all those new SSDs released are leaving me cold since Crucial released their new MX100 256GB for ~100Bucks.
Seriously.
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buggalugs
by: bogami
That the need for larger capacities for gamers is always higher as 240 Gb is not enough for a growing number of games on my steam. Just Wolfenstein new order is needed 83 Gb of space for installation...price falls but is still...
Agree, we need more 1TB and higher SSD drives.....it doesn't take much to go through 1TB of data these days and theres only really 2 options Samsung and Crucial.
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Prima.Vera
by: buggalugs
Agree, we need more 1TB and higher SSD drives.....it doesn't take much to go through 1TB of data these days and theres only really 2 options Samsung and Crucial.
Not to many average users know this, but usually the best option is to go RAID0 with 2 of the drives. 2x512GB drives are usually cheaper than 1TB and also 80% faster ;)
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lZKoce
by: buggalugs
Agree, we need more 1TB and higher SSD drives.....it doesn't take much to go through 1TB of data these days and theres only really 2 options Samsung and Crucial.
It's not that simple with SSDs. This is a research from the University of California in 2012 and although it's 2 years old it shows some of the disadvantages of the technology: http://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~swanson/papers/FAST2012BleakFlash.pdf . Basically above 1TB ssds become very unstable for storing information. I don't believe anyone wants to play Russian Roulette with their data. In one word, it's not just stuff it and sell it :)
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Prima.Vera
by: lZKoce
It's not that simple with SSDs. This is a research from the University of California in 2012 and although it's 2 years old it shows some of the disadvantages of the technology: http://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~swanson/papers/FAST2012BleakFlash.pdf . Basically above 1TB ssds become very unstable for storing information. I don't believe anyone wants to play Russian Roulette with their data. In one word, it's not just stuff it and sell it :)
You can always have PCI-Ex SSDs with RAID on board for as biggest capacity you want. ;)
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buggalugs
by: Prima.Vera
Not to many average users know this, but usually the best option is to go RAID0 with 2 of the drives. 2x512GB drives are usually cheaper than 1TB and also 80% faster ;)
I avoid RAID like the plague., Like I avoid crossfire. Had a few bad experiences with it and it doesn't suit the type of user I am. RAID is OK if you're building a machine for the long term but I upgrade all the time, and swap out different components all the time. Its much easier, less hassle and less risky with one fast boot drive and one storage drive. imo
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FrustratedGarrett
by: buggalugs
I avoid RAID like the plague., Like I avoid crossfire. Had a few bad experiences with it and it doesn't suit the type of user I am. RAID is OK if you're building a machine for the long term but I upgrade all the time, and swap out different components all the time. Its much easier, less hassle and less risky with one fast boot drive and one storage drive. imo
Strange! I had a RAID 0 setup that worked for years without any problems and I've used CROSSFIRE 7870s for half a year without any problems either. I eventually decided to sell one of the 7870s because I had no use for the setup, one 7870 is fast enough for the games I play.
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