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SanDisk To Release 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive

By Evan Ackerman

SanDisk SSD

SSDs are far from news, especially at only 32 gigs. This little baby, though, is a very friendly and convenient 2.5 inches in size, and an almost as friendly $350 (to distributors, anyway) in cost. It’s a drop-in solid state replacement for conventional SATA magnetic platter drives, with the durability and low power consumption (0.9 watts when active) that we love about flash memory. Sustained read rates approach 70 mbps, which supposedly will boot Vista Enterprise in around 30 seconds. The best news is of course the relatively cheap price tag, and the consequent anticipation of dropping SSD prices in the near future.

These are shipping now from SanDisk, but not directly to consumers yet.

VIA [ Engadget ]







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  • Alex

    I love sandisc.

  • Anonymous

    How long till we see higher capacity drives? Weeks? Months?

  • http://www.evanackerman.com Evan Ackerman

    A number of higher capacity SSDs have already been released, but at costs of $20+ per gig. Prices should start dropping; thumb drives might be a good analogy.