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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: Nice try
By AnonCoward on 7/26/2011 2:30:06 PM , Rating: 2
You'll still have your old platter to store media on. Just put your boot and apps on the SSD. It will make an old computer feel MUCH faster.


RE: Nice try
By bug77 on 7/26/2011 3:57:06 PM , Rating: 2
If I wasn't clear enough: the SSD is NOT replacing anything. It's another (very expensive) component to add to your PC.

Me, I have 100GB of stuff on my C drive, with games and projects stored on D and E. If I were to go for SSD, I'd need a 256GB drive. That's $500. So I'll pass for a while.


RE: Nice try
By Reclaimer77 on 7/26/2011 4:16:20 PM , Rating: 2
If I can fit Windows 7, World of Warcraft, and Eve Online as well as assorted apps on my 80gig Intel then I think you can make due with an SSD and just use your current C drive for other stuff. Not EVERYTHING has to go on the SSD, you know.

You really don't know what you're missing man. I'm telling ya, you have to live it to love it.


RE: Nice try
By mindless1 on 7/26/2011 10:12:24 PM , Rating: 2
^ That's because you haven't yet gone to a client-server setup. Most things like documents, projects, media, don't need to be stored separately on every single client system. Games are an exception but most people do not play over a dozen largish games at the same time so they don't really need dozens of GB of rapidly accessed space on a client HDD... especially these days, with main system memory so cheap you're able to cache all the game files so even loads over GbE become more tolerable.


RE: Nice try
By bug77 on 7/27/2011 3:23:55 AM , Rating: 2
No it's because I build my PC around my needs, not the other way around.


RE: Nice try
By mindless1 on 7/27/2011 3:28:21 AM , Rating: 2
Then I suppose you have few or only one PC.

The rest of us, wouldn't even imagine having a data store on a vulnerable windows PC client system.

That's just DUMB.


RE: Nice try
By bug77 on 7/27/2011 5:30:55 AM , Rating: 2
Indeed it is. It only worked for me for almost 20 years.

But we re talking about SSDs. So you're saying I should get a file server with traditional HDDs and then install SSDs on everything else?


RE: Nice try
By mindless1 on 7/28/2011 9:43:52 PM , Rating: 2
I'm suggesting that is best, yes. Best because then all your computing devices have central access, because you have central backup capability, less risk without insecure apps running (like on a windows client PC), and it reduces the storage needs of the client systems enough that it makes SSDS viable /if/ you want to use them.


RE: Nice try
By Strunf on 7/27/2011 8:02:38 AM , Rating: 2
"The rest of us"? I don't see why you try to single him out, it's a fact most people store their stuff locally and it's completely dumb to try to put everything on the "cloud" too. A properly made local solution will be much faster and nearly as safe as anything you can find on the web.


RE: Nice try
By mindless1 on 7/28/2011 9:39:13 PM , Rating: 2
We on DT aren't most people, and I was referring to network storage NOT a web/cloud.


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