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SanDisk is taking its solid-state drive (SSD) range to the extreme. The flash memory storage company unveils its Extreme SSD line that promises to provide performance up to 10 times faster than a 7,200RPM hard disk drive. Such a drive gives computers a much faster boot and shut down, as well as anything in between.
Random read/ write speeds are claimed to reach 83,000x44,000 IOPS, with 550MB/s and 520MB/s sequential speeds.
The SanDisk Extreme SSD comes in two variants. The 120GB and 240GB models are available at $190 and $400 respectively. The company will also roll out with a 480GB version, which will be shipped “later this year” with a $750 price tag.