Subject: General Tech | July 28, 2011 - 12:40 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: ssd, sandisk, sandisk ultra
SanDisk is releasing a line of SSDs, called the Ultra series. They are not aimed at the high end market, they use the older SATA 2 interface and claim sequential transfer speeds of 280MB/s read and 270MB/s write. The prices should range from $130 for the 60GB product to $450 for the 240GB model, which puts them about middle of the road for pricing. They also list expected lifetime in terms of the amount of data written to them; 40TB of data written for the 60GB up to 120TB of total data written to the 240GB. The Register covered the release here.
"SanDisk has a new Ultra line, a cruise flash missile aimed at taking out PC and notebook hard drives and replacing them with much faster SanDisk SSDs.
These are 2.5-inch format, 2-bit multi-level cell flash drives, coming in 60, 120 and 240GB capacity points. The Ultra brand is used by SanDisk for consumer flash products such as SDHC cards, and now a trio of SSDs will be sold under the Ultra name."
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