SanDisk® SSD

http://www.sandisk.com/products/solid-state-drives/sandisk-ssd

Experience greater reliability, durability and increased performance over traditional hard drives while enhancing and extending the life of your existing computer. With no moving parts and lower power consumption, SanDisk SSD is the smart affordable choice for your next computer upgrade.

  • Feel the power with an easy upgrade
       
    64 GB** 128 GB 256 GB
Performance** Sequential Read (up to) 490 MB/s 490 MB/s 490 MB/s
  Sequential Write (up to) 240 MB/s 350 MB/s 350 MB/s
  Random Read (up to) 7200 IOPS 8000 IOPS 7300 IOPS
  Random Write (up to) 1800 IOPS 2100 IOPS 2200 IOPS
MTBF** Telcordia, Stress Part 4.1M hours 3.0M hours 2.0M hours
- Faster boot times than a traditional hard drive** - Faster application load times and overall performance over traditional hard drives** - Affordable way to extend the life of your computer - Low power consumption; Increased durability - Three year limited warranty -US - Three year warranty -ROW

Product Specifications:

  • Available capacities : 64 GB, 128 GB*
  • Dimensions : 0.37 in. x 2.75 in. x 3.95 in. (9.5 mm x 69.85 mm x 100.5 mm)
  • Operating temperature : -32ºF to 158ºF (0ºC to 70 ºC)
  • Storage temperature : -67ºF to 203ºF (-55ºC to 95ºC)
  • Interface : SATA 6 Gb/s
  • Shock Resistant : 1500 G @ 0.5 m/sec
  • Vibration (Operating/Non operating): 2.17g RMS, 5-700MHZ / 3.13 RMS, 5-800MHZ
  • Power Consumption (active): 0.6w

* 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. Some capacity not available for data storage.

** As compared to 7200 RPM SATA 2.5" hard drive. Based on published specifications and internal benchmarking tests.

 Based on internal testing; performance may vary depending upon host device, OS and application. 1 megabyte (MB)=1 million bytes.

Δ Based on internal testing using Telcordia stress part testing.

SanDisk solid state drives (SSDs) supply considerable presentation profits over customary hard-disk drives (HDDs). SSDs endow decreased power utilisation, create a smaller footprint, and enhance reliability in both enterprise data hubs and purchaser computers. With SAS, SATA, and PCIe offerings, SanDisk has an SSD for effectively any application.

No. 1:

“…Durable Stainless-steel casing…”

-> This is wrong! The case is made of simple plastic!

No. 2:

“…MTBF Telcordia Stress Part…”

-> Please explain in an easy-to-understand-way what exactly this means for the enduser. Do we need to think about data loss as many people in the www talk about a lasting time of SSDs of about 3 years only.

Thanks for the catch. Features updated. 

Forum Admin 

slotmonsta

Simply put MTBF (Mean time between failure) is the number of hours the product is rated for before you could expect a hardware failure. See link below for a more detailed definition of MTBF

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_time_between_failures 

That said SSD life is highly dependent on how heavy of a write load you have in your environment. A typical consumer usage probably would not come close to what these drives can handle within the warranty period. Best thing to do is keep a check on your SMART attributes. If you see one of the attributes trip to fail it is time to replace the drive.  

…still so many questions…

“…A typical consumer usage probably would not come close to what these drives can handle within the warranty period…”

Thank you for your info but what exactly does this mean? Do I have to expect a failure after 3 years only? In case the drive will hopefully last for only 3 years how can I rely on this kind of storage system?

About MTBF

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SanDisk ® SSD

MTBF**   Telcordia, Stress Part   3.0M hours (for 128GB Drive)

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Calculation:

MTBF:             3.000.000 h = 342 years

Warranty:       0.026.300 h = 3 years

???..so many questions…???

…more unclear points…

“…Best thing to do is keep a check on your SMART attributes…”

Current Value, Threshold, Raw Value - a lot of numbers, but without the knowledge of the basis/perfect value I am not able to interprete these values.

One example from the picture above:

current value=200

theshold=51

nice to know but again what does this mean???

You can read up on SMART here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.

Basically current value is where the SMART attribute starts. It will count up in the RAW value and down in the current. Once the current value reaches the threshold the attribute will trip to fail.