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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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By Flunk on 7/27/2011 8:56:54 AM , Rating: 4
That's not correct at all, and I quote

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The SSD reads up to 280MB/s sequentially and up to 270MB/s sequential writes are supported.


The OCZ Agility 3 (a current gen mid-range SSD) 525MB/s Read and 500MB/s Write, making this a bottom of the line bargain drive if not a last-gen product masquerading as a new one.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4346/ocz-agility-3-2...


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