SanDisk announces new high performance SSD

SanDisk Extreme SSD is designed to be 10 times faster than 7,200RPM hard drive

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SanDisk announces new high performance SSD SanDisk has launched its new Extreme SSD, designed to be 10 times faster than a 7,200 RPM hard disk drive.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  February 26, 2012

SanDisk has announced a high-performance solid state drive (SSD) for the retail channel. The SanDisk Extreme SSD is designed to be up to 10 times faster than a 7,200 RPM hard disk drive.

The means that the drive should enable computer users to quickly boot and shut down their systems, launch applications faster, and reduce wait times. The drive is also designed to be more durable and power efficient.

The SanDisk Extreme SSD is designed to boot a PC in less than 16 seconds and quickly shut down the system. For gamers, the SanDisk Extreme SSD can launch applications in a fraction of the time and reduce in-game delays by generating environments faster during sequence transitions. This is particularly important during massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

"Computer wait times are becoming a thing of the past thanks to SSDs," said Kent Perry, director, product marketing, SanDisk. "Our SanDisk Extreme SSD delivers virtually instant boot and shutdown times along with faster application launches. It's a huge improvement to the computing experience."

The SanDisk Extreme SSD is designed to deliver up to 83,000 maximum random write Input-Output Operations Per Second and up to 44,000 random read IOPS. High sequential read performance of up to 550 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) and up to 520MB/s sequential write speed deliver faster, more responsive computing. 

The SanDisk Extreme SSD contains no moving parts, designed to decrease the risk of data loss due to shock and vibration, and its mean time between failure (MTBF) greatly exceeds that of hard disk drives.

The SanDisk Extreme SSD should consume 30% less power than a hard disk drive while generating less heat and noise and provides cost savings for IT departments or DIY enthusiasts who want to extend the life of their existing PCs without buying an entirely new system. The drive is easy to install-simply plug it into a computer's SATA port.

The SanDisk Extreme SSD is available worldwide now in 120GB and 240GB capacities carrying MSRPs of $189.99 and $399.99 respectively.

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