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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 Kurz on 7/27/2011 10:11:35 AM , Rating: 2
They are all different designs, form factors, and performance. Class 10 Flash is much more expensive than Class 2 for the physical memory.

Though since most people get around just fine with class 2 so thats where the market is right now. If everyone were to decide that Class 2 flash isnt enough they'll all move up to class 10 they'll have to ramp up production of Class 10 and deminish class 2. Then it'll be class 2 that'll be more expensive than Class 10. We saw this happen with the Ram Market.


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