SanDisk G3 solid state drive boasts speeds up to twice as fast as 7200 RPM drives

It’s beginning to look like Expensive Speed Day here at CrunchGear, what with the USB 3.0 products and now this solid state drive from SanDisk. The G3 SSD is a solid-state drive available in 60GB and 120GB capacities for around $230 and $400, respectively.

All that dough will get you a drive that “opens files up to twice as fast as a 7,200 RPM HDD,” according to SanDisk . Read speeds reach up to 220 megabytes per second while write speeds top out at around 120 megabytes per second. The drive “can endure up to 80 teraytes of data written to it over its lifetime,” which is either a lot or a little depending upon what you’re planning to do with this drive.

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