SanDisk Ultra SSD specs and price – PC Life extensions claims

By Posted 26 Jul 2011, 14:49

Today, SanDisk Corp. introduced a new line of solid-state drives that can be easily inserted into laptops, notebooks and desktop computers, even boasting to increase the life and performance of your chosen computer station. The new line of SSD’s offer greater power efficiency and durability than normal hard disk drives, but why should you buy one?

According to SanDisk, who released their official press release of the new Ultra Solid State drive today, the new drop-in solution will convene any technology enthusiast who is looking to upgrade their computer for a longer, faster, enhanced user experience.

The SSD offers faster performance than many other SATA II SSDs, with up to 280 megabytes per second (sequential read) and 270 megabytes per second (sequential write), and does not take all that much power to run, which in turn extends your notebook or laptops battery life in the long run. It also has no moving parts that means that it will perform silently while in operation.

SanDisk also say that the Sold State Drive comes with long-term reliability, meaning that you can safely use the SSD without having to worry if it will go bang anytime soon. We think this is a bit misleading as any product of this nature can go down at any time, obviously most of the time you should be fine, but that’s not always the case.

But what price are we looking at for such a contraption? SanDisk say that the drive comes in 3 different capacities; 60 gigabyte (60GB), 120 gigabyte (120GB), and 240 gigabye (240GB) costing $129.99, $219.99 and $449.99, respectively.

Although it sounds promising, is this really a solution for technology enthusiasts who want to replace your hard drive? In some situations, yes. If you have a laptop, this could be a potential easy route to start over, as boot times and the general faster speed of the hard drive will improve performance significantly, including that of application launch times.

If you are interested in purchasing one of these drives, you can get online to www.newegg.com, who ship to anywhere within the United States. Customers from other countries should check their preferred technology websites to see if they have the item in stock. You can also find out more information from the official SanDisk website, www.sandisk.com.

What are your thoughts on the SanDisk Ultra SSD? Will you be upgrading with one of these in mind?

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