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SSD is for notebook and desktop users

SanDisk has unveiled a new SSD today called the Ultra that is now shipping to retailers.

The Ultra SSD is sized to work in a notebook or a desktop computer and is designed for a drop-in upgrade to a machine for users. The SSD reads up to 280MB/s sequentially and up to 270MB/s sequential writes are supported. 
The drive has a mean time between failure rating of up to a million 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 SSD is offered in three capacities with a 60GB for $129.99, 120GB for $219.99, and a 240GB for $449.99. All three capacities are available right now in the U.S. and can be purchased from Newegg and other retailers.



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RE: Cost
By AnonCoward on 7/26/2011 2:24:55 PM , Rating: 3
I own 5. (2) Intel g2, (1) SF 1st gen, (2) m4. Still no issues.


RE: Cost
By therealnickdanger on 7/26/2011 4:15:59 PM , Rating: 3
So what you admit is that your oldest SSD is only 2 years old. Most people use conventional HDDs much longer than that. I have HDDs from at least 4 years ago that are still spinning...

Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge SSD advocate myself and own several, also with no issues. But let's not confuse anecdotal evidence with facts. The truth is that if after 5 years all these SSDs floating around are still in use, then we'll know how reliable they really are.

I'm guessing that all of my current SSDs will still work fine as will all of yours, but I think by then we'll have moved on to <$1/GB SATA4 SSDs that do 1Gbps or something. The only reliability issue that concerns me about current SSDs is that I won't want to use it 5 years from now due to greater technologies.


RE: Cost
By Reclaimer77 on 7/26/2011 4:38:02 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
The only reliability issue that concerns me about current SSDs is that I won't want to use it 5 years from now due to greater technologies


That doesn't make any sense. The slowest SSD today will STILL be superior in random read/write in five years than any HDD that will come out in that span. Sequential speeds will have improved, yes, but those aren't as important to the "feel" of the OS drive as randoms.

quote:
So what you admit is that your oldest SSD is only 2 years old. Most people use conventional HDDs much longer than that. I have HDDs from at least 4 years ago that are still spinning...


Well excuse us for being early adopters! If everyone had your attitude, SSD's would flop because nobody would buy them until everyone had a 5+ year old one still working. Come on guy :)


RE: Cost
By B3an on 7/26/2011 7:09:49 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
That doesn't make any sense. The slowest SSD today will STILL be superior in random read/write in five years than any HDD that will come out in that span. Sequential speeds will have improved, yes, but those aren't as important to the "feel" of the OS drive as randoms.

This just in... not everyone has the same needs.
Not everyone just browses the net all day long.
Computing performance needs increase over time.
And being faster than a ridiculously slow HDD isn't saying much.


RE: Cost
By someguy123 on 7/26/2011 9:43:15 PM , Rating: 2
...it is saying much when it's the mainstream alternative. computing performance definitely needs to increase but the bottleneck mechanical HDDs have on current systems can be massive. if you're in need of better computational speeds, you'd likely also be in need of a storage format that offers better I/O, unless you're just playing video games.


RE: Cost
By MozeeToby on 7/26/2011 6:33:49 PM , Rating: 2
As a general rule SSD is going to last longer in a laptop than a platter drive will (because of the abuse they take). In a desktop that probably isn't the case, but then, in a desktop you'd probably be better off with a 2 drive RAIDed 7200 rpm setup with a ton more capacity and a similar price.


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