One of the announcements made at CES is a new line of Sandisk SSDs. These hard drive replacements are slated to be available in mid-2009, and are orders of magnitude faster than existing hard drive tech. Here’s the scoop:
Available in capacities of 60, 120 and 240GB, the unit MSRPs are $149, $249 and $499, respectively. The SanDisk G3 SSDs are more than five times faster than the fastest 7,200 RPM HDDs and more than twice as fast as SSDs shipping in 2008, clocking in at 40,000 RPM and anticipated sequential performance of 200MB/s read and 140MB/s write.