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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 B3an on 7/26/2011 7:09:49 PM , Rating: 2
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 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.

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