Model: SanDisk ReadyCache Solid State Drive
Manufacturer: SanDisk
Provided By: Reader Donations

SanDisk has been a leader in the storage industry for more than 20 years. Founded in 1988 by Dr. Eli Harari, the company has grown from a three-person Silicon Valley startup to the world's largest provider of flash memory storage solutions. The company offers a wide range of products including memory cards, USB flash drives, SSDs and its popular line of Sansa music and video players.

Over the last year or so, SanDisk has introduced a number of new solid state drives for the consumer market. One of the latest additions to their product lineup is the ReadyCache. This affordable, easy-to-install SSD caching solution lets consumers significantly improve their desktop computer’s performance, while utilizing their existing hard drive’s storage. Designed to boost a desktop computer’s boot, shutdown and application launch times, ReadyCache combines a 32GB 2.5-inch SSD with ExpressCache software by Condusiv Technologies. This software, sold exclusively by SanDisk, can be installed on any desktop PC running Windows 7 and, unlike most other caching solutions, can pull data from multiple hard drives of any capacity.

 SanDisk ReadyCache Solid State Drive
General Specifications
Part Number SDSSDRC-032G
Capacity 32GB
Flash Type 24nm Multi-Level Cell (MLC)
Controller SanDisk 20-82-00270-1
Form Factor 2.5-inch
Interface SATA III 6Gb/s

Sequential Read 480 MB/s Max
Sequential Write 115 MB/s Max

Power Consumption
Active 0.5 W

Temperature (Operating) 0 ºC to 70 ºC
Temperature (Non-Operating) -55 ºC to 95 ºC
Shock 1500G @ 0.5 msec
Vibration 5g RMS, 10- 200Hz

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions 7 mm x 69.85 mm x 100.5 mm
Weight 53.3g

Other Features
Includes Condusiv Technologies' ExpressCache software
Installation kit includes 3.5" mounting bracket, SATA cable and screws
Three year warranty

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what the ReadyCache has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a closer look at SanDisk's new caching solution and then see how well it performs. Can the ReadyCache really deliver a more responsive computing experience by boosting a computer’s boot, shutdown and application launch times? Keep reading as we find out.

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