SanDisk has announced today the new SanDisk Ultra II SSD with enhanced SSD Dashboard, which is designed “to deliver a cost-effective and easy upgrade solution for PC owners looking to improve performance, battery life, and power efficiency”.
According to SanDisk, with the new SanDisk Ultra II SSD, you can upgrade your hard disk drive-based PC to experience up to 28 times performance improvement and up to 15 percent longer battery life.The drive features sequential read speeds of up to 550 MB/s and write speeds of up to 500 MB/s, allowing for faster boot up time and shorter application loads. Based on X3 NAND Flash technology, the SanDisk Ultra II SSD comes equipped with nCache 2.0 technology that utilizes a two-tiered caching architecture to optimize drive speed and endurance. The drive is also shock resistant, which keeps data safe even if the computer is bumped or dropped.
The other useful feature of the SanDisk Ultra II SSD is that it comes with the enhanced SanDisk SSD Dashboard, which displays the drive’s performance, manual or scheduled TRIM, available firmware updates and tips on how to maintain the drive at its peak operation. Users can choose from 17 different languages and get assistance from “Live Chat” and “Ask a Question via Email” buttons. Additional value-added software features of the SanDisk SSD Dashboard include:
- Cloning– Ability to create an exact replica of an old drive onto the new SanDisk Ultra II SSD in three easy steps with Apricorn’s EZ GIG IV. With the cloning software, there is no need to re-install the operating system, programs or settings.
- Theft Recovery– Created by Absolute Software, it provides a solution that can locate a device if stolen and return it to the rightful owner.
“We live in an era where we expect to have information at our fingertips anytime, anywhere, with technology that keeps us connected to both our personal and work lives on devices that won’t fail,” said Rajesh Gupta, Country Manager India, SanDisk Corporation. “The new SanDisk Ultra II SSD, together with the improved SSD Dashboard, provides consumers with an easy, affordable way to ensure that their PC can keep pace with their increasingly connected, information-driven lifestyle.”
The SanDisk Ultra II SSD comes with a 3-year warranty and is available in capacities of 120GB (MSRP INR 6,999), 240GB (MSRP INR 9,949), 480GB (MSRP INR 18,999), and 960GB (MSRP INR 37,499). MSRP stands for maximum selling ratail price.