SanDisk Ultra Solid State Drives Add Life to Old Systems

Digital storage equipment maker SanDisk has started shipping a new solid state drive to retailers, the company announced.

The new SSD, which will be primarily aimed at the consumer desktop and notebook market, will be designed especially for those users who want a better performance from their machines and looking forward towards an upgrade, SanDisk claims.

According to the company, the new product, dubbed Ultra will be introduced in the market with various capacities.

SanDisk is also bragging that the new product is designed to replace hard drives in older machines, thus enhancing their performance factor, durability, as well as the overall life span.

The Ultra SSD family line-up features in it SATA 2.0 specification I/O interface, and carries a sequential reading speed of 280Mbps and a sequential write speed of 270 Mbps.

The company also claims that the new SSD, which will be entirely based on MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory, and will have a MTBF (mean time between failures) rate of up to 1 million hours.

The Ultra SSD family line up consists of three different variations - 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB, priced at $129.99, $219.99 and $449.99, respectively.