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
quote: Well yes but that's because of market forces. As demand causes production to ramp up, your margins from each unit can be lower. The more mainstream and less niche SSD's become, the better for everyone because it lowers prices.