SanDisk has introduced a new series of SSDs the SanDisk Ultra® targeted at the retail market claiming to offer excellent price/performance, extend the life of desktop and portable computers, greater durability and more efficient power consumption over a traditional hard disk.
- SATA II connection with TRIM and SMART support.
- Up to 280MB/s sequential read and 270MB/s sequential write.
- Silent operation and low power consumption (due to no moving parts.)
- Long-term reliability, with an MTBF of up to 1 million hours.
It’s unclear what its random IO performance is, but with the press release mentioning up to 3 Gb/s random speeds (i.e. up to the SATA II upper limit), it’s quite likely this either uses a SandForce processor or a competing chipset claiming similar performance.
The SSD is now available to purchase from NewEgg.com and SanDisk.com, with MSRPs of $129.99, $219.99 and $449.99 for the 60GB, 120GB and 240GB capacities, respectively.
29th July – Update: This SSD contains the SandForce SF-1222 SSD processor, according to a NewEgg video review.