Latest in Breaking news

Image credit:

SanDisk announces 32GB SSD: prices begin to fall

Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links


If yesterday's announcement by Samsung was a tiny step in the direction of solid state disk (SSD) ubiquity, then today's announcement by SanDisk is a freakin' leap. That's right, the big bad daddy of consumer flash -- SanDisk -- joins Samsung and TDK today with a 32GB SSD drive all their own. The 1.8-inch SSD delivers a sustained read-rate of 62MBps and a random read rate of 7,000 inputs/outputs per second (IOPS) for a 512-byte transfer – more than 100 times faster than most hard disk drives. Fine, but the most notable detail in the press release is the price. According to SanDisk, their 32GB SSD could increase the end-user price by "around $600" when released in laptops computers in the first half of 2007. That's down -- way down -- from the $900 to $1,400 premium we were paying for SSD equipped gear. Come 'ere, group hug all.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Tesla turns a profit as it spins up trial production in Shanghai

Tesla turns a profit as it spins up trial production in Shanghai

View
Four new 'Adventure Time' specials are heading to HBO Max

Four new 'Adventure Time' specials are heading to HBO Max

View
Microsoft's cloud and LinkedIn grow steadily, while Surface falters

Microsoft's cloud and LinkedIn grow steadily, while Surface falters

View
The latest 'Destiny 2' Halloween event starts October 29th

The latest 'Destiny 2' Halloween event starts October 29th

View
Lexus’s first autonomous EV has drones and ‘artificial muscle technology’

Lexus’s first autonomous EV has drones and ‘artificial muscle technology’

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr