SanDisk today announced two new SSD products - the
SanDisk Ultra Plus SSD for the retail channel and the
SanDisk X110 SSD for the company's OEM customers.
The Ultra Plus SSD is based on Marvell's
SS889175 6Gbps SATA/NAND controller. We remind you that
the SS889174 controller is used in drives like
Plextor's M3 and Intel?s SSD 510. The 9175 controller
is focusing on reducing power consumption. The
controller features four independent NAND channels.
The Ultra Plus isn't the fastest drive around, at least
according to its specs. The SATA 3.0 Ultra Plus SSD
delivers up to 530MB/sec sequential read and up to
445MB/sec sequential write speeds.
The drive is available now at Amazon.com and
Microcenter.com in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB2 capacities
carrying suggested retail prices of $74.99, $109.99 and $219.99, respectively. In addition, the Ultra Plus is
available at Newegg.com in 128GB and 256GB capacities.
The SanDisk X110 SSD enables notebook and tablet OEM
manufacturers to design fast systems at thin form
factors. The X110, successor to SanDisk's X100 SSD,
delivers fast sequential and random read/write speeds
and employs a low power architecture that significantly
reduces the power consumed by the device in low power
modes. The drive is available now in a 2.5" SATA form
SanDisk is building both new SSDs using its 19nm eX2
ABL MLC NAND.