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Flash memory storage solutions specialist SanDisk Corporation introduced the Ultra solid state drive (SSD) for the retail market. The new SSD is designed to extend the life of desktop and notebook PCs and offer greater performance, durability and power efficiency than a hard disk drive. The drive comes in 60 gigabyte (GB), 120GB and 240GB capacities carrying prices of $129.99, $219.99 and $449.99, respectively. Consumers in the United States can order the drive now from online retailers, according to a company release.

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What controller?
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Would like to see how it performs.
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I wouldn't expect the best performance out of these being sandisk, their products are usually ok at best imo.
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About time!!! I would have thought for SanDisk to be one of the first since they make great flash drives (after you format that annoying U3 crap)

Still not a tank like my PNY flash drive tho....been washed about 6-7 times and still going strong!!!
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^^^I agree. I would have thought SanDisk would be at the forefront of SSD tech since they've been making flash memory forever....
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About time!!! I would have thought for SanDisk to be one of the first since they make great flash drives (after you format that annoying U3 crap)
SSDs are much much more complex than Flash drives. It would be like saying Western Digital should make great SSDs since they have so much experience in storage.


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^^^I agree. I would have thought SanDisk would be at the forefront of SSD tech since they've been making flash memory forever....
Does SanDisk actually manufacture NAND themselves?
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Great stuff, more competition in the SSD market is a win for consumers.

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up to 280MB per second sequential read and 270MB per second sequential write speeds
Practically the same as Vertex 2 speeds
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SSDs are much much more complex than Flash drives. It would be like saying Western Digital should make great SSDs since they have so much experience in storage.
So then explain why Intel makes some of the best SSDs?(im still neewbish to SSDs) lol

And Gskill and Corsair make good SSds maybe because they make good RAM?? And maybe i do think that WD should make SSDs. Why not? If they want to compeete in the storage market which is the only market that they compete in. Its not like lets say Corsair...that makes CPU coolers, Cases, Memory, SSDs blah blah blahhh u catch my drift
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So then explain why Intel makes some of the best SSDs?(im still neewbish to SSDs) lol

And Gskill and Corsair make good SSds maybe because they make good RAM?? And maybe i do think that WD should make SSDs. Why not? If they want to compeete in the storage market which is the only market that they compete in. Its not like lets say Corsair...that makes CPU coolers, Cases, Memory, SSDs blah blah blahhh u catch my drift
Intel has a joint venture with Micron called IMFT. They invested billions in producing SSD quality NAND. Intel basically has been working on SSDs for probably 6-8 years now.

G.Skill and Corsair just basically rebrand SSD. They do very limited SSD development.

The SSD market is like the PSU market.
There are companies that design and build PSUs. (i.e. Intel's SSDs)
There are companies that take a design and slightly tweak components/software. (i.e. OCZ SSDs)
Then there are companies that sell things with a newer sticker on. (i.e. G.Skill SSDs)
Edited by DuckieHo - 7/26/11 at 7:38am
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