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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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Most misleading advertising ever for an SSD
By Donovan on 7/26/2011 6:27:23 PM , Rating: 2
From the press release:
...up to 280 megabyte per second (MB/sec) sequential read and 270 MB/sec sequential write speeds...up to 3 Gb/s random speeds...
The sequential numbers appear to be best-case sustained rates, but to then quote the SATA burst rate and call it the "random" performance is seriously misleading.

Personally, I don't pay much attention to any SSD that doesn't quote the random reads/writes; there are just too many that aren't much more than a glorified Compact Flash card. Given that this SSD is from Sandisk, it might even be literally true!

By mindless1 on 7/26/2011 10:14:58 PM , Rating: 2
^ I take it you haven't tried to run a modern full featured OS from a compact flash card. Everything better than the first (and arguably 2nd) generation jMicron controllers were leaps about bounds better than the fastest CF cards thanks to caching and random access specs.

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