SanDisk unveils ReadyCache SSD caching offering to improve PC performance
TUESDAY, 04 SEPTEMBER 2012
SanDisk Corp., provider of flash memory storage solutions, announced Tuesday a SSD caching solution that lets consumers improve their desktop computer’s performance. The SanDisk ReadyCache solution can boost a desktop computer’s boot, shutdown and application launch times, allowing consumers to enjoy a more responsive computing experience, while utilizing their existing hard drive’s storage.
The SanDisk ReadyCache product is a performance enhancing caching solution that combines a 32 gigabyte (GB) 2.5-inch SSD that resides alongside a desktop computer’s hard drive with ExpressCache software by Condusiv Technologies. The software, sold exclusively by SanDisk, is downloaded from the SanDisk website and can be installed on any desktop PC running Windows 7 operating system.
After installing the SSD and software, the SanDisk ReadyCache solution’s advanced caching algorithms automatically manage data by caching frequently used files to improve overall performance. The SanDisk ReadyCache hardware and software solution enables up to four times faster boot performance than a standalone hard drive, letting consumers boot their computer quickly and shut down the system in moments. The caching solution launches applications up to 12 times faster3, which is especially useful during gaming, business and multimedia applications.
Unlike most SSD caching solutions, the SanDisk ReadyCache solution can pull data from multiple hard drives, enabling a consistent performance improvement when utilizing more than one hard drive. The solution supports hard drives with any amount of capacity so users can enjoy maximum storage space. All data that resides in the cache also resides on the primary storage, which helps prevent data loss if the caching solution is later uninstalled. The caching solution enables consumers to smoothly run simultaneous applications, ideal when multitasking.
With the SanDisk ReadyCache solution, consumers do not need to replace their existing hard drive, clone their operating system, perform lengthy installs or migrate data. The product comes with an installation kit that includes a SATA 6Gb/s cable, a 3.5-inch mounting bracket and screws; and the software is simple to download and install. The caching solution allows consumers to enjoy the fast performance of a new computer without paying for an entire system
“The SanDisk ReadyCache is an easy, affordable way to turbocharge a desktop computer,” said Kent Perry, director, product marketing, SanDisk. “Our new SSD caching solution lets consumers enjoy the performance benefits of frequently used data coming from an SSD while retaining the storage capacity of their hard drive. It is an ideal combination of the benefits of an SSD and hard drive.”
The SanDisk ReadyCache solution is available and carries a three-year warranty and an MSRP of $59.99.
Yes, I know it is only 32 GB and you can buy a 128 GB SSD flash drive for around $60 these days, but it lets you add a fast cache to any system without having to reinstall the OS!! That alone makes it attractive for a lot of folks... I am interested in this product myself, but want to see a full review on it before buying one.. the price is certainly reasonable ( you are paying for the proprietary caching sw as well as the SSD of course ) all things considered, and if it actually performs like they claim it does...