SanDisk announced its newest high-performance Extreme series solid state drive for the consumer market. According to the manufacturer, the Extreme SSD is up to 10 times faster than a 7200RPM hard drive and it allows computer users to quickly boot and shut down their systems, launch applications much faster and reduce wait times.
The SanDisk Extreme utilizes the SATA III interface, it is eco-friendly, consuming 30% less power than a hard drive, it generates less heat and noise which makes it an ideal solution for notebook users who want to maximize their battery life while on the go. The new SSD offers up to 500MB/s sequential read and 520MB/s sequential write speeds and up to 83,000 maximum random write Input-Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) plus up to 44,000 random read IOPS.
The drive will be available in the storage options of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB. The 120GB (SDSSDX-120G-G25) and 240GB (SDSSDX-240G-G25) is available for $189.99 and $399.99, respectively. The 480GB (SDSSDX-480G-G25) model on the other hand will be released later this year for $749.99.