SanDisk announced today its latest high-performance solid state drive (SSD), the SanDisk Extreme SSD.
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 consumes 30 percent less power than a hard disk drive while generating less heat and noise.
And since SSD contains no moving parts, there is less risk of data loss due to shock and vibration.
According to SanDisk, the Extreme SSD can boot a PC in less than 16 seconds and quickly shut down the system. The drive is able to delivers up to 83,000 maximum random write Input-Output Operations Per Second (IOPS) and up to 44,000 random read IOPS. High sequential read performance of up to 550 megabytes-per-second (MB/s) and up to 520MB/s sequential write.
The SanDisk Extreme SSD is available now in 120GB and 240GB with suggested retail price of S$340 and S$600 respectively. A 480GB version will ship later this year at S$1,355.
SanDisk recently announced the World’s Fastest 128GB SDXC Card. The SanDisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I Card is able to achieve up to 45 mb per second read and write speeds. That’s pretty impressive.
You most likely won’t need this sort of speed if you are using the SD card for a normal point and shoot camera. In fact, I think you hardly need such speed if you are on an entry level DSLR. But this is good for those DSLR to capture Full HD videos or high-quality 3D footage.
The 64GB and 128GB SanDisk Extreme SDXC UHS-I cards are now available at S$219 and S$439 respectively.
The SanDisk Memory Vault is not your ordinary thumbdrive. It is the first product in a new category of devices that are designed for long-term data preservation. The Memory Vault is tested to be able to retain data for 100 years.
The SanDisk Memory Vault is not meant to be used as a normal thumbdrive. Well, you can still do that, but it will be kinda wasteful. Instead, it is meant for you to store important documents and photos. Things that matters the most to you. Things that you will take with you when your house is on fire.
In fact, I think the SanDisk Memory Vault would be good for storing memorable photos, resume, digital copies of important documents like birth certificate, NRIC, Passport, marriage certificate etc and placed in your Ready Bag.
What? You don’t have a Ready Bag? Hmmm… Then you should get 1 and be prepared for emergencies.
The SanDisk Memory Vault comes in 8GB and 16GB flavors and will retail at S$85 and S$129 respectively.
OK, you might be wondering how did they managed to find out that the SanDisk Memory Vault is able to retain data for 100 years. Well, SanDisk use accelerated temperature cycling and the Arrhenius acceleration factor to simulate the effects to data retention over long durations of memory usage. To find out more, visit SanDisk website for a detailed explanation.
Anyway, I’ve copied my avatar picture onto the SanDisk Memory Vault. Come back here 100 years later to see the results.
Thumb drives are getting smaller and smaller. Take the latest SanDisk Cruzer Fit for example. It is just around the size of a 10 cent coin.
Pretty impressive huh? Who would expect that thumb drive can become so small nowadays. Now the only problem you need to worry is losing these tiny little thumb drives. Or children swallowing them (erk!)
The SanDisk Cruzer Fit comes in 4GB (S$12) to 16GB (S$36) capacities. Pretty affordable. Maybe I’ll buy a few and hang it on my keychain or something. Quite handy.