SanDisk has launched a new high-performance solid state drive (SSD) some ten times faster than a 7,200 RPM hard disk drive. The SanDisk Extreme SSD can also boot a PC in less than 16 seconds.
The SanDisk Extreme SSD delivers up to 83,000 maximum random write Input-Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and up to 44,000 random read2 IOPS. High sequential read performance3 of up to 550 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) and up to 520MB/s sequential write speed deliver faster, more responsive computing.
The drive contains no moving parts, decreasing the risk of data loss due to shock and vibration.
The SanDisk Extreme SSD also consumes 30 percent less power than a hard disk drive, says the company. The drive can be installed by plugging it into a computer’s SATA port.
The SanDisk Extreme SSD is available worldwide in 120GB and 240GB capacities, costing $189.99 and $399.99 respectively. A 480GB version of the drive will ship later this year for $749.99.