New Sandisk Ultra II SSD Promises to Enhance PC Performance
Sandisk that wowed us all recently with the 512 GB SD Card launch is back with another impressive product. The storage device manufacturing giant has unveiled the SanDisk Ultra II SSD (Solid State Drives). Sandisk claims the new drives deliver a cost-effective and easy upgrade solution for PC owners looking to improve performance, battery life, and power efficiency.
The drives are based on X3 NAND Flash technology. They are equipped with nCache 2.0 technology that utilizes a two-tiered caching architecture to optimize drive speed and endurance. The drive is also shock resistant, which keeps data safe even if the computer is bumped or dropped.
Sandisk claims the Ultra II SSD have read speeds of 550 MB/s and write speeds of 500 MB/s, which is impressive. The company also provides a cloning software, Apricorn’s EZ GIG IV, through which you can grab the data from your old drive and have them copied identically on the new drive so you can easily locate your files.
The company also provides theft-proof security. The Absolute LoJack software can locate a device if stolen and help return it to the rightful owner.
The SanDisk Ultra II SSD comes with a 3-year warranty and will be available online and offline in September. It will be offered in capacities of 120GB (Rs. 6,999), 240GB (Rs. 9,949), 480GB (Rs. 18,999), and 960GB (Rs. 37,499).
Solid State Drives’s are fast becoming popular in the computer market and are finding a wider user base. SSD’s are safer than conventional drives and also make the computers faster. The prices are still high, but they are consistently coming down and will be accessible to newer markets soon. Sandisk should be appreciated for bringing this technology to the masses.