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SanDisk Unveils Several New CloudSpeed SSDs

SanDisk, perhaps best known for their SD memory cards that are commonly used in cameras, MP3 players and other storage devices, have recently introduced a brand new line of solid-state drives (SSDs) that are meant specifically for the cloud computing industry. Capable of storing tremendous amounts of data while greatly improving throughput and data integrity, these drives are sure to become a hit with small, medium-sized and large enterprises alike.

Specific Drives

SanDisk's brand new CloudSpeed line of SATA SSDs feature several new drives, all of which are aimed at strengthening the efficiency and throughput of next-generation data storage. Best of all, with a total of four distinct drives, you're sure to find one that suits your exact needs.

One of the most noteworthy of these drives, the SanDisk CloudSpeed Extreme, is cable of performing up to 10 full drive writes per day (DWPD), which is an industry first amongst current memory storage providers. Available in capacities from 100 GB to 800 GB, and capable of reaching read / write speeds of 75K / 25K, the SanDisk CloudSpeed Extreme SSD is able of supporting 14.6 petabytes of written data over its lifespan.

The next offering, the CloudSpeed Ultra, is specifically designed for mixed-use applications, including those used in the sectors of academia, finance, email and eCommerce. With capacities between 240 GB and 960 GB, the SanDisk CloudSpeed Ultra offers read / write speeds of 80K / 25K while handling as much as 4.4 petabytes of data throughout its lifespan.

For enterprises that are in need of a high-end drive, the SanDisk CloudSpeed Ascend was developed with fileservers and web-based applications in mind. With capacities from 240 GB to 960 GB, the SanDisk CloudSpeed Ascend offers an 80K / 15K read / write support and the ability to store 1.8 petabytes of data over the span of its expected lifetime.

Finally, SanDisk's new line of cloud-oriented SSDs even includes an eco-friendly drive. The SanDisk CloudSpeed Eco is for enterprises who want to minimize their carbon footprint while still preserving the amount of data needed in order to maintain competitiveness in today's IT industry. Available in capacities from 240 GB to 960 GB, the SanDisk CloudSpeed Eco is capable of achieving 80K / 15K read/ write speeds while processing as much as 1 petabytes worth of data over its life.

Additional Features

The developers at SanDisk also integrated many features that are shared throughout the entire line of CloudSpeed drives. Complete with SanDisk's own Guardian Technology Platform, which combines the functionality of DataGuard, FlashGuard and EverGuard all into one architecture, users won't have to worry about the long-term protection of their critical data.

Other features, such as SanDisk's highly advanced error correction methodology, thermal monitoring and data recovery options, SanDisk's CloudSpeed SSDs really do offer a comprehensive solution to data protection and storage needs in the 21st century.

As an added bonus, all of the new drives featured in SanDisk's new line of CloudSpeed SSDs, with the exception of the CloudSpeed Eco, come with a five-year warranty direct from the manufacturer. SanDisk's CloudSpeed Eco SSD includes a three-year warranty with all new purchases.

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