06-18-2013 03:58 PM
Blaze through your day and stay ahead of deadlines while extending the life of your PC with the SanDisk Extreme II Solid State Drive (SSD). With a simple upgrade to your laptop or desktop, this SSD will increase the speed and responsiveness of your computer, providing a significant improvement to your user experience.
Featuring SanDisk's cutting-edge solid-state architecture, the SanDisk Extreme II SSD can achieve sequential read speeds of up to 550MB/s**. It can also provide quick file transfers during video editing and data backup, thanks to the exceptional 510MB/s sequential write speed; and it delivers random read/write speeds of up to 95K/78K input/output operations per second (IOPS), enabling quicker data access. Your computer will boot up in seconds, load programs quickly, and blow through the most demanding next-gen games.
Smoother Gaming Experiences and Faster Multimedia Play
The SanDisk Extreme II SSD provides hiccup-free, smooth gaming with faster loading and quicker multimedia playback. Videos, programs, and anything else stored on the SSD will load faster, saving time and increasing productivity.
Reliable Design Extends Your Computer's Lifecycle
Unlike traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), the SanDisk Extreme II SSD has no moving parts, minimizing physical wear and tear. The drive is rated at 2.0M hours mean time before failure (MTBF)**.The SanDisk Extreme II SSD is designed to withstand shock and vibration giving it an additional layer of protection.
Low Power Consumption for Quiet and Cool Operation
The SanDisk Extreme II SSD uses much less energy than a traditional HDD**, placing less of a burden on your computer's power supply and cooling system. This SSD also runs more quietly than a hard drive, reducing your computer's total noise output.
Generous Storage Space
Available in capacities of up to 480GB, the SanDisk Extreme II SSD has enough room to store your entire collection of games and programs. It also provides plenty of space for backing up important personal data, such as photos, videos, and scanned documents.
Compatibility and Warranty
The SanDisk Extreme II Solid State Drive is compatible with SATA 6Gb/s motherboards and is backward compatible with SATA 3Gb/s and SATA 1.5Gb/s. It is backed by a five-year limited warranty**.
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07-23-2013 09:38 AM - edited 07-23-2013 09:38 AM
All well described but I don't totally agree with all of the following:
It is quiet, it is cooler, but on a MBP 2012, its overall power consuption is more than a regular HDD because, while it's supposed to be sleeping, it's collecting garbage. I explain further:
Here are the specs of my computer for reference sake:
13" MBP June 2012
240GB Sandisk Extreme II SSD
07-25-2013 08:55 AM - edited 07-25-2013 08:57 AM
Garbage collection happens when the SSD is in an idle state not a sleep state. If the SSD is in sleep it will not pull any power. Garbage collection is transparent to the user so I am not sure how you would verify this is taking place at all. Additionally if you have enabled TRIM garbage collection will never really run because TRIM take care of that in real time.
You may have some other issue going on but I do not think it would be related to garbage collection.
07-25-2013 03:05 PM - edited 07-25-2013 03:08 PM
Sorry, I should do more testing before I jump to conclusions. I was mixing up idling and sleeping when talking to the tech support. My battery life has been decent as of late. Sorry to those that I may have turned off for the possibility of buying one of these SSDs. Can I somehow delete my other post so as to not lead others astray?
Also: Would you recommend that I enable TRIM anyway?
To conclude: overall I would recommend Sandisk's SSD. Thanks for the correction, drlucky.
07-26-2013 07:56 AM
You can only edit or delete a post for a certain period of time after it is posted. I just checked my post from yesterday and I can't edit or delete it so looks like your post will be there to stay but no worries we have set the record straight so to speak
Yes I would suggest enabling TRIM. I have had this done since I put an SSD in my MAC and I have had no issues whatsoever.
12-02-2013 01:05 AM
Id like to purchase this ssd drive to update my pc as i will be installing Windows 7 x64 bit fresh my older 2009 pc
. it's a Dell Inspiron 530 which only had a 3 Mb/s controller(i think SATA 2???).
i know this ssd is tagged at 6mb/s so is it backwards compatible with 3mb/s? Will this still work?
i want to install the OS on the ssd and use a regular hdd for my drive. i don't think my bios has support for trim but still want to get faster not times.
my motherboard is a Dell / Foxconn G679R G33 chipset board (Intel LGA775) if that matters.
i know the Dell site shows an SSD drive as Possible upgrade part for the Inspiron 530 as an accessory part on their website but not sure what the max specs this PC can take.
thanks for the help.