June 2nd, 2014 by Adam Armstrong
SanDisk SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD Released
SanDisk announced today the availability of its new SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD. The SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD is an enthusiast class SSD with sequential speeds up to 550MB/s read and 520MB/s write and having an upper capacity around 1TB. Using SanDisk's two-tiered caching architecture, nCache, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD can optimize its speed and endurance for heavy workloads, multi-tasking, and fast responsiveness from desktops, laptops, and gaming consoles. nCache enables 24/7 consistant high performance. To top it all off, the SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD comes with a 10-year warranty. That's not a typo, the warranty covers ten years and is the longest in the industry.
All this speed is aimed squarely at gamers and media professionals. PC gaming is continuing to climb despite the release of eighth generation consoles. The main popularity is in multiplayer online games that don't transfer as well to consoles. The speed offered by the SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD allows faster boot-up, game loading times, and gets rid of stutters and skips allowing uninterrupted, realistic gaming. Media professionals know that time is money and graphic-intense programs can have long load times. The SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD will speed up load times with its impressive sequential read/write speeds. All of the above comes with the low energy usage and a 10-year warranty.
The SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD also comes with SanDisk SSD Dashboard application for Windows. The Dashboard application provides drive performance monitoring, firmware updates, manual or scheduled TRIM, secure erase, drive health, longevity, and temperature indicators. The SanDisk SSD Dashboard is available for download now.
SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD Specifications:
- Capacity: 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB
- Interface: SATA Revision 3.0 (6Gbit/s)
- Dimensions: 2.75in x 3.96in x 0.28in (69.85mm x 100.5mm x 7.0mm)
- Operating Temperature: 0°C to 70°C
- Storage Temperature: -55°C to 85°C
- Shock: 1,500 G @ 0.5 msec half sine
- Vibration (Operating/Non operating): 5gRMS. 10-2000Hz/ 4.9gRMS. 7-800Hz
- Power consumption (active): 0.13W (240GB), 0.15W (480GB, 960GB)
- Endurance: >80 TBW
- Warranty: 10-year limited
Availability and Pricing
SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD will be shipping in June. The SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD comes in capacities of 240GB, 480GB, and 960GB for $189.00, $369.00, and $599.00 respectively.