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SanDisk Launches the Lightning PCI Express Solid State Accelerators

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SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today introduced Lightning PCI Express (PCIe) Solid State Accelerator (SSA) cards designed to boost the performance of workstations and servers used in data centers, server farms and cloud computing environments.

The new SanDisk Lightning PCIe SSA products can be added to workstations and servers to provide balanced, predictable performance for enterprise applications, delivering the ideal combination of speed, reliability and cost-savings. The cards provide rapid access to the most frequently used data and applications in order to more effectively manage heavy workloads. They are part of SanDisk's growing portfolio of solid state drive (SSD) solutions for the enterprise.

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Makes no sense why these damn drives have to cost this much.
 
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Makes no sense why these damn drives have to cost this much.
Sure it does, they are way WAY faster than standard SSDs, and probably more reliable. Different markets, different needs, different prices.
 
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is this yet another pci-e to sata to nand interface?
Probably. If it was native PCIe like the upcoming OCZ Z-Drive R5, I think the Sandisk marketing team would have really played it up in this press release.