SanDisk solid state drive

SanDisk solid state drive

SanDisk Corporation is a leader in flash memory storage solutions. It is a Smart Storage System acquisition complements its previous Pliant-based technology by bringing SanDisk its first SATA SSD product line and expanding its SAS SSD line.


SANDISK SSD EXTREME has High Efficiency


The SanDisk solid state drive is a high-speed, energy-efficient data storage device. It provides improved performance for consumer and business. It provides substantial performance gains over traditional hard-disk drives. SSDs enable reduced power consumption, create a smaller footprint, and enhance reliability in both enterprise data centers and client computers. With SAS, and SATA, offerings, SanDisk has an SSD for virtually any application. It provides the extra muscle needed to keep pace with next-generation for games and applications.


The main fact is the company beat market expectations with total revenues of $1.34 billion, an 11% increase on a year. Operating income surged over 32% to cross $2.5 billion. SanDisk is now a larger company. It looks like it is in this market for real, unless someone else bigger decides to buy it.


SANDISK SSD EXTREME Products are extraordinary


The SanDisk solid state drive is a Smart Storage Systems which is about $25 million in revenue in the first quarter and is on a rapid growth trajectory, according to SanDisk.


“SanDisk's acquisition of Smart Storage Systems, like that of Western Digital's acquisition of Technology, shows how strong the consolidation wave is in the SSD industry,” said Todd Swank, senior director of product marketing at Equips Computer Systems, a Minneapolis-based system builder.


When anyone has so many players in the game, smaller ones with good technology will get gobbled up. By using a separate SSD built into its hybrid HDDs. It will be able to achieve many of the long term dreams for these products, including write caching and storage of OS and applications to speed up system start and application launch. These products could also allow functionality like those announced in Apple’s Fusion Drive that combines HDDs with SSDs in a seamless way. This announcement could accelerate the move to hybrid HDDs with greater than of flash memory storage capacity on-board.


SSD are using Fast Data Access


SSD is designed for enterprise applications and has a dual-port SAS interface. The drive is built to deliver ultra fast data access using algorithms that optimize performance for frequently accessed data by prioritizing which storage operations, reads or writes, occur first and optimizing where they are stored. The performance of SSD is approaches those of DRAM memory. The product is intended to provide acceleration for virtualization applications including databases. SanDisk's specification sheet states that the Ultra Plus has sequential read speeds of up to 530MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 445MB/s. Top random read speed clocks in at up to 82,000 I/Os per second and random write speed maxes out at 39,000 IOPS. As always, those speeds vary greatly depending on the system and apps that are being used.


Overall, the SanDisk solid state drive is a impressing device. The boot times were excellent, as were the data transfer speeds. The shutdown time was a bit disappointing, but nothing that would dissuade me from purchasing this affordable drive.


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