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