SanDisk Corporation, manufacturers of flash memory storage solutions have announced the launch of their new high performance solid state drives (SSD) for the retail 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 wait times. The drive is also more durable and power efficient, delivering a reliable computing experience, while maximizing battery life.

The SanDisk Extreme SSD can boot a PC in less than 16 seconds and quickly shut down the system, 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 massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs). 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 performance of up to 550 MB/s and up to 520 MB/s sequential write speed deliver faster, more responsive computing. 

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The SanDisk Extreme SSD is more reliable and durable than a hard disk drive, because it contains no moving parts, decreasing the risk of data loss due to shock and vibration, and its mean time between failure (MTBF) greatly exceeds that of hard disk drives, which ensures longevity. The SanDisk Extreme SSD consumes 30 percent less power than a hard disk drive, while generating less heat and noise, making it a good solution for notebook users who want to maximize their battery life, while computing on- the-go. The drive provides cost savings for IT departments or DIY enthusiasts who want to extend the life of their existing PCs without buying an entirely new system. The drive is easy to install – simply plug it into a computer’s SATA port.

The SanDisk Extreme SSD is available worldwide now in 120GB and 240GB capacities carrying MSRP of Rs.18,049 and Rs.32,249, respectively. A 480GB version of the drive will ship later this year with an MSRP of Rs.72,449.

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