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.

Highlights include:

  • 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 and, with MSRPs of $129.99, $219.99 and $449.99 for the 60GB, 120GB and 240GB capacities, respectively.

Thanks to Ronda Scott from Lyman PR for sending us the press release.

29th July – Update: This SSD contains the SandForce SF-1222 SSD processor, according to a NewEgg video review.

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