Upgrade your computer or gaming console and enjoy fast, reliable performance with the SanDisk Extreme II Solid State Drive. This SSD features a storage capacity of 480 GB (1) and delivers sequential read speeds of up to 545 megabytes per second (MB/s) and sequential write speeds of up to 500 MB/s (2). This allows you to multitask, run graphics-intensive applications, and transfer large files with ease, as well boot up and shut down your machine without having to wait. SanDisk's tiered caching across storage layers optimizes the write speed and disk endurance and ensures your data is stored in the safest place.
Housed in a durable aluminum case, the SanDisk Extreme II has been engineered to resist shocks and vibrations, preserve the integrity of your data, and prevent data loss. Dynamic and static wear leveling help extend the life of the drive, while over-provisioning and over-clocking ensure consistent performance even under the heaviest workloads. Other features include bad block management, which prevents uncorrectable memory errors, and thermal throttling, which protects critical drive components against extreme temperatures.
Unlike traditional hard disk drives, solid disk drives contain no moving parts, making them cooler and quieter and less likely to break. SSDs are also more energy-efficient than standard HDDs for longer laptop battery life. According to a SanDisk research paper, an SSD can extend the life of a laptop by up to 33 percent (3).
Why replace your computer's hard disk drive with a solid state drive? SSDs offer a number of advantages over traditional hard drives. Because they contain no moving parts, SanDisk SSDs are less likely to break and they deliver cooler and quieter operation and consume less power than standard 7,200 RPM hard drives (4). In addition, SanDisk SSDs are cased in aluminum and are rigorously tested to withstand shocks and vibrations. This, along with fast read and write speeds for games and more, makes an SSD a compelling option, and it's easy to remove an HDD and install an SSD without losing any data.
(1) 1 gigabyte (GB) = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Actual user storage less. (2) Up to stated speeds; performance may vary depending upon drive capacity, host device, OS and application. 1 megabyte (MB) = 1 million bytes. (3) SanDisk SSD Deployment Whitepaper, 2013. (4) As compared to 7200 RPM SATA 2.5” hard drive. Based on published specifications and internal benchmarking tests. (5) Based on internal testing using Telcordia stress part testing.