Sandisk has unveiled it’s first affordable third-generation SSDs based on Multi-Level Cell (MLC) Flash Technology. The G3 model are available in 2 sizes: 1.8″ C18 model and 2.5″ C25 model. Although the G3-family is based on MLC technology, it has a great speeds of 200MB/s read speed and 140MB/s write speed.
It is available in the capacities of 60, 120 and 240GB costing $149, $249 and $499 respectively. Want to know how fast is it? It is equivalent to the 40,000 rpm HDD!
So, finally we are seeing cheap SSDs with great performance. This will let the netbook and UMPC manufactures to start using SSDs again, esp in their premium range.
January 20, 2009