One of the new products to come out of CES 2009 was this 240GB G3 (third generation) solid state drive from SanDisk. Designed as drop-in replacements for hard-disk drives (HDDs) in notebook PCs, the initial SanDisk G3 offering include SSD C25-G3 and SSD C18-G3 in the standard 2.5â€ and 1.8â€ form factors. Each is available with a SATA-II interface. They come in capacities of 60, 120 and 240GB, and will retail for $149, $249 and $499, respectively.
SanDisk said the G3 SSDs are more than five times faster than the fastest 7,200 RPM HDDs and more than twice as fast as SSDs shipping in 2008, clocking in at 40,000 vRPM1 and anticipated sequential performance of 200MB/s read and 140MB/s write3. The G3 SSDs provide a Longterm Data Endurance (LDE) of 160 terabytes written (TBW) for the 240GB version, sufficient for over 100 years of typical user usage.
The SanDisk G3 SSDs will be available for notebooks in mid 2009, in a 2.5â€ PATA configuration expressly for this purpose. In addition, the SanDisk G3 SSDs will be available on sandisk.com for do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts.
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