According to reports of foreign technology website Tech Report, SanDisk will release a new midrange SSD —Ultra II in September this year, recently, SanDisk revealed the product-related information.
It is reported that this is a new SATA SSDs, using Marvell master and 3bit TLC flash memory, which is the most important feature of the product. TLC flash memory read and write speed is slow, but the cache scheme can improve their work performance; while 3bit flash memory is with low power consumption, low latency characteristics, before reading data and other information into the White disk, cache memory can integrate small pieces of the the readers into a big chunk of content.
According to the reports, 120GB Ultra II’s read speed is up to 550MB / s, write speed up to 500MB / s, random 4K reads 81K IOPS, random write 80K IOPS, performance is as excellent as Samsung’s 840 Evo, which is mainly thanks to SanDisk’s nCache 2.0 technology, this technology is actually a flash in SLC mode, and improve its performance and reliability.
SanDisk will launch 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities, four specifications of Ultra II, prices were $ 79.99, $ 114.99, $ 219.99, $ 429.99, approximately every G price is $ 0.45. SanDisk will also offer a three-year warranty for the product.
“Replacing the PC’s hard drive series with SanDisk Ultra SSD is more cost-effective than buying a new one.” Director of SanDisk product marketing Kent Perry said, “Our SSD products provide higher speed and stability than mechanical hard disk, and prices are available at an acceptable range. “
The product is targeted at high-end users, unlike traditional SSD, Ultra Plus SSD firstly using a SLC / MLC hybrid storage, taking into account both the speed and the product durability.