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SanDisk Ultra 120GB Review - More Disk Space With Less Price

Rey Basti

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If you're a budget conscious enthusiast and looking for the best SSD to get a mainstream setup, the SanDisk 120GB is worth to consider. Surprisingly, you got a huge 120GB for the price of 80GB, that's 50 percent extra disk spaces for the same price. As you already know that, SanDisk is the leader when it comes to flash memory drive and this time giving you an affordable Solid State Drive.

This is also available in 240GB that will suit your demands for a much bigger space. It uses the 35nm memory flash same as Intel series 510 to give you a longer life span and reliability, in contrast almost everyone's using with 25nm.

This is powered by the world's famous SandForce controller SF-1200, not as fast as the SF-2200 series but giving you the same DuraWrite features. This enables the data to compress when writing it on the flash memory to save more space at the same time smaller files has the advantage of easier to retrieve. In addition to that, it lowers the incident of wears and tears of the drive thus provides a longer life span of the drive.

SanDisk reported a maximum speed of 280MB/s read and 270 MB/s write which is pretty much compatible with SATA 300MB/s. The numbers are not so quick but we can't expect a higher speed at SATA II bandwidth, this targeted those mainstream users thus giving you a descent price that everyone will adore. This is good news for those who want to speed up their older laptops and PC's with only SATA II interface available.

The nominal 120GB capacity is more than enough to any laptop and provides an adequate stoge while the system performance of it will drastically increases. The 35nm MLC NAND flash memory from Sandisk got the highest quality and dependable you can have. This is due to the fact that they are pioneered in flash memory making for years and yet perfected their craft over time.


Interface: SATA 3Gbps

Nominal capacity: 120GB

Available Capacity: 120GB and 240GB

Memory type/amount: 35nm MLC NAND flash

Power active: 0.43 W

Product weight: 96-99 g

Dimensions 2.78" h x 3.96" w x 0.39" d (70.612 mm x 100.584 mm x 9.906 mm)

Warranty: 3 years


This Drive has done a great job to deliver the goods for mainstream users. Available at $139 at the time I'm writing this and continuously depreciate as many players were come into the new scene, this is the cheapest SSD you can get out there.

For the price it offers it doesn't mean it's crap, this is probably one of the most reliable Solid State Drive you can have as its got a very high customers rating to prove its toughness. The price per gigabyte is truly unbeatable and earns the highest value for your hard earned dollar, backup with 3 year warranty to keep your purchase safe. This is the main selling point for this product that takes them to the limelight.

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