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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 Reclaimer77 on 7/26/2011 5:54:09 PM , Rating: 2
You don't get it though, pointing out one controller isn't the same as you saying "all SSD's go bad". This is not an inherent problem with SSD technology, but a bad controller from ONE SSD provider. If the NAND flash was failing prematurely, your argument would have more bite to it.

Besides we both use Intel's, which seems to be king of SSD reliability. OCZ and others post good numbers, but I can live with slightly less sequential write speeds for the increased stability that Intel Gen2's have given me.


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