To say that Sandisk is an Innovator in solid state drives would be an understatement as we can all thank them for getting the SSD ball rolling. Sandisk was the first company to release their Sandisk U5000 32GB SSD to the public in 2007 and, on August 18, 2007, I was one of the first to publish a SSD review on the net with my brand new Sandisk SSD.
Just under 4 years later, Sandisk once again enters the SSD arena with the Sandisk Ultra SATA 2 SSD thanks to just a little help from SandForce.
Our review today concentrates on Sandisks new release of the Sandisk Ultra 240GB SSD and their re-entry is not without innovation as the SSD is the first to contain Sandisks own asynchronous NAND flash memory. Specifications list the SSD as a SATA 2 product capable of 280MB/s read and 270MB/s write transfer speeds, respectively. The Ultra will be available in capacities of 60, 120 and 240GB and initial pricing for the 120 and 240GB versions is expected to be at $209 and $455. The Ultra also comes with Sandisks 3 year limited warranty.