SanDisk has recently introduced two new solid state drives in the form of SanDisk Extreme and X100. The first one is a high-performance drive while the second one is designed for ultrabooks and notebooks. Talking of SanDisk Extreme, it 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 wait times. The SanDisk Extreme SSD delivers up to 83,000 maximum random write IOPS and up to 44,000 random read IOPS. High sequential read performance of up to 550MB/s and up to 520MB/s sequential write speed deliver faster, more responsive computing.
The SanDisk Extreme SSD consumes 30 percent less power than a hard disk drive while generating less heat and noise, making it an ideal solution for notebook users who want to maximize their battery life while computing on the go. The SanDisk Extreme SSD is available worldwide now in 120GB and 240GB capacities for $189.99 and $399.99 respectively. A 480GB version of the drive will ship later this year for $749.99.
On the other hand the SanDisk X100 SSD is available in capacities up to 512GB and utilizes multi-level cell (MLC) technology, a SATA 6Gb/s high-performance interface, advanced multi-streaming features and tiered caching technology. The drive offers up to 500MB/s read and 420MB/sec write speed, and enables a user to copy a 4GB high-definition movie in less than 10 seconds.
SanDisk X100 drive is available now for sampling to PC manufacturers and production-volume shipments.