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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: Nice try
By mindless1 on 7/27/2011 3:28:21 AM , Rating: 2
Then I suppose you have few or only one PC.

The rest of us, wouldn't even imagine having a data store on a vulnerable windows PC client system.

That's just DUMB.


RE: Nice try
By bug77 on 7/27/2011 5:30:55 AM , Rating: 2
Indeed it is. It only worked for me for almost 20 years.

But we re talking about SSDs. So you're saying I should get a file server with traditional HDDs and then install SSDs on everything else?


RE: Nice try
By mindless1 on 7/28/2011 9:43:52 PM , Rating: 2
I'm suggesting that is best, yes. Best because then all your computing devices have central access, because you have central backup capability, less risk without insecure apps running (like on a windows client PC), and it reduces the storage needs of the client systems enough that it makes SSDS viable /if/ you want to use them.


RE: Nice try
By Strunf on 7/27/2011 8:02:38 AM , Rating: 2
"The rest of us"? I don't see why you try to single him out, it's a fact most people store their stuff locally and it's completely dumb to try to put everything on the "cloud" too. A properly made local solution will be much faster and nearly as safe as anything you can find on the web.


RE: Nice try
By mindless1 on 7/28/2011 9:39:13 PM , Rating: 2
We on DT aren't most people, and I was referring to network storage NOT a web/cloud.


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