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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 priusone on 7/26/2011 11:19:30 PM , Rating: 2
I feel your pain. With my laptop, I purchased a 60GB SSD for around $120 and then picked up a laptop DVD drive/HDD conversion kit for $35. For $25, I could pick up a USB 2.0 adapter for my laptops DVD drive for the off occasion that I may use it.

Sure, all in all it cost $155, but the speed boot without crying about lost capacity is pretty awesome.


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