SanDisk announces G3 series SSDs

Written by Tim Smalley

January 8, 2009 // 9:26 p.m.

Tags: #c18-g3 #c25-g3 #ces #ces-2009 #drive #g3 #mlc #performance #sandisk #solid #ssd #state

CES 2009: SanDisk has this morning announced its third generation family of solid state drives at CES.

Based on multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash technology, SanDisk claims the drives establish new benchmarks in performance and value in the industry.

The G3 SSDs are available in both 2.5in and 1.8in form factors in 60GB, 120GB and 240GB capacities. They'll be known as the C25-G3 and C18-G3 in their various guises.

SanDisk says that the drives deliver read and write speeds of 200MB/sec and 140MB/sec respectively. The new drives also provide a Longterm Data Endurance technology that allows 160TB to be written to the 240GB version of the drive which, according to the company, is equivalent to over 100 years of typical use.

In terms of pricing, SanDisk doesn't disappoint with MSRPs for the 60, 120 and 240GB drives set at $149, $249 and $499 respectively.

SanDisk added that the drives will be available for DIY enthusiasts via SanDisk's website.

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