updated 06:40 am EDT, Tue July 26, 2011
New SanDisk Ultra SSDs inbound
SanDisk has started shipping its latest SSDs to retailers. The SanDisk Ultra SATA II range is being pitched at enthusiasts interested in upgrading their own desktops or notebooks or extending the life of an older piece of equipment. SanDisk argue that replacing a traditional spinning hard drive with an SSD is more cost-effective than buying a new computer.
The new drives come in three capacities, a 60GB ($130), 120GB ($220) and 240GB ($450). SanDisk claim that the drives can read at 280MB/sec and can write at 270MB/sec. The drives can also achieve up to 3Gb/s random speeds, which should help to dramatically boost OS and application boot times over a spinning hard drive.
The drives can be ordered online now from retailers including New Egg.