Flash storage solutions manufacturer, SanDisk Corporation, has unveiled two new offerings: the SanDisk SSD Plus, a 2.5-inch entry-level drive, and the SanDisk Ultra II mSATA SSD, a new form factor for the SanDisk Ultra II SSD product line. The SanDisk SSD Plus targets laptop and desktop PC users who want to improve system performance. The SanDisk Ultra II mSATA SSD is for laptop and tablet users looking to increase the capacity and overall performance of their mSATA-enabled systems.
These new drives are designed to bring all the benefits of flash memory technology—faster speeds, extended battery life, and upgraded systems—to users at an affordable price. The SanDisk SSD Plus boasts speeds of up to 23x the performance of a typical hard drive, while the SanDisk Ultra II mSATA SSD delivers read speeds of up to 550MB/s, adding up to 512GB of capacity.
The SanDisk SSD Plus and SanDisk Ultra II mSATA SSD also include a downloadable SanDisk SSD Dashboard application, which provides management tools such as drive performance and health monitoring, manual or scheduled TRIM, notifications for firmware updates, and tips on how to maintain the drive at its peak operation. Additionally, the SSD Dashboard highlights application offers including the Apricorn EZ Gig IV cloning software to help users transfer their data to the new SSD, the Trend Micro Titanium antivirus software, and the Absolute Lojack software to recover their laptop if it is misplaced or stolen.
The SanDisk SSD Plus will be available in Q1 2015 in a 2.5-inch form factor at capacities of 120GB ($69.99) and 240GB ($109.99). The SanDisk Ultra II mSATA SSD will be available in Q1 2015 in select regions in capacities of 128GB ($73.99), 256GB ($115.99), and 512GB ($220.99).
For more information on SanDisk’s new consumer SSD offerings, visit http://www.sandisk.com/products/ssd/sata/