by Anton Shilov
06/05/2013 | 09:40 PM
SanDisk Corp., one of the world’s leading suppliers of products based on NAND flash memory, this week announced an expansion of its broad solid state drive (SSD) portfolio with the addition of three new models – the high-performance SanDisk Extreme II SSD for technology enthusiasts and gamers, as well as two new OEM SSDs designed for cutting-edge notebooks and tablets.
“The SanDisk Extreme II SSD, our fastest and most responsive SATA III SSD to date, is a great option for gamers, PC enthusiasts or any consumers who want to get the most from their computing experience. We have enhanced two of our most popular OEM SSDs to enable PC makers to push the boundaries of computing even further. These new SSD products reaffirm the standard set by SanDisk for performance, reliability and flexibility,” said Kevin Conley, senior vice president and general manager of client storage solutions at SanDisk.
All the new SSDs by SanDisk are based on the company’s 19nm flash memory and proprietary high-performance tiered system architecture, which includes the company’s exclusive nCache acceleration technology.
The SanDisk Extreme II is available in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities. The novelty is considerably faster than the original SanDisk Extreme SSD, delivering up to 550MB/s sequential read and up to 510MB/s (up to 340MB/s for 120GB SSD) sequential write speeds, and up to 95000 random read IOPS and 78000 random write IOPS. As SanDisk’s fourth-generation retail SSD, the SanDisk Extreme II SSD delivers the robust reliability and is qualified to deliver 80TB written (TBW) over its lifetime. It comes with a five-year limited warranty.
SanDisk Extreme II SSDs are available now worldwide in 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities at $129.99, $229.99 and $439.99, respectively.
SanDisk also broadened its line-up of advanced SSDs for PC makers. The company introduced new SanDisk U110 caching SSD in halm-slim SATA, mSATA, mSATA mini, 2.5” cased and M.2 form-factors. The company also launched SanDisk iSSD i110 integrated storage device, which delivers up to 128GB of digital storage in a compact BGA form factor. Finally, the firm rolled-out all-new SanDisk X110 SSD in mSATA drive with 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities as well as high performance.