SanDisk Corporation, a manufacturer of flash memory storage solutions, recently announced a high-performance solid state drive (SSD) for the IT channel.
The SanDisk Extreme SSD is up to 10 times faster than a 7,200 RPM hard disk drive, enabling computer users to quickly boot and shut down their systems, launch applications faster and reduce waiting times. The drive is also more durable and power efficient, delivering a reliable computing experience while maximizing battery life.
“Computing lag times are becoming a thing of the past thanks to SSDs,” said Kent Perry, Director, Product Marketing, SanDisk. “Our SanDisk Extreme SSD delivers virtually instant boot and shutdown times along with faster application launches. It’s a huge improvement to the entire computing experience.”
The SanDisk Extreme SSD has super-fast sequential read/write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 510MB/s respectively. The result is considerably faster opening, closing and booting up of files compared to the standard 7200 RPM Hard Drive ultimately delivering a significantly improved user experience to desktop and notebook users. For gamers, the SanDisk Extreme SSD can launch applications in a fraction of the time and reduce in-game delays by generating environments faster during sequence transitions. This is particularly important during multiplayer online role-playing games.
The SanDisk Extreme SSD is more reliable and durable than a hard disk drive and is backed by SanDisk’s reputation for quality. The drive contains no moving parts, decreasing the risk of data loss due to shock and vibration, and the predicted time between inherent failures of a system during operation (mean time between failure (MTBF)) is dramatically shorter than that of hard disk drives, giving users peace of mind that it will retain their files for the long term.