SanDisk Announces X300s SSDs

by Kristian Vättö on 5/13/2014 2:05 PM EST
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  • Christobevii3 - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    I hope people will remember sandisk changing drives without making new part numbers to be slower and crappier and generally avoid them. Don't support companies that do this and purchase a brand that is honest. Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    Hmmm, when did SanDisk do this? I know Kingston and OCZ have changed the NAND without a notice but at least I can't remember SanDisk doing the same. Reply
  • Gunbuster - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    Umm that was Kingston: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7763/an-update-to-ki... Reply
  • munim - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    Hope you don't get sued. Reply
  • Christobevii3 - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    My mistake! I confused sandisk with kingston arghhhh Reply
  • twotwotwo - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    (If Lenovo wants to make a radically improved successor to today's ThinkPad X240, looks like one name is taken, heh.) Reply
  • DukeN - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    Actually, they already made the X300 and X301 a while back. Great machines. Reply
  • RU482 - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    local rep told me that there will be no Sandisk mSATA after x210 ;( Reply
  • ZeDestructor - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    Get the M2 mSATA variant and an adapter. Fairly easy Reply
  • melgross - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    I know I'm going to get bashed for saying this, but what's the big deal here with writing about drives we won't be able to purchase? Yes, this is a premier tech site, but it's not a business site. It's far more an enthusiasts site. So if we can't buy these products, they aren't of much interest. I would rather see articles and reviews about products we can buy. Reply
  • Tegeril - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    Furthermore... SSD over SATA performance is largely a snoozefest right now. Reply
  • romrunning - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    I wish they would actually add more SSD content that is "enterprise" or "business" oriented. I really want to see reviews of the Samsung XS1715 NVMe PCIe SSD. Even an enthusiast would like to see how fast that drive is! Reply
  • Ortanon - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    What kind of enthusiast doesn't buy enterprise hardware? Reply
  • ZeDestructor - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    You can get them if you lok hard enough. I know of a fair number of places where you can get the X210 (the predecessor to this one, also not widely sold)

    I for one am pleased to see more eDrive capable drives. With any luck, the linux people will follow up and support eDrive properly....
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  • Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - link

    You would be surprised how many of our readers are actually IT managers and others who are interested in products like the X300s. You don't usually see these people commenting to the posts as they email us directly. Reply
  • romrunning - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - link

    I've tried emailing Anand & Ganesh several times directly about enterprise drives. Sadly, no response. Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - link

    I can't speak for the others but personally I try to reply to all emails. Reply
  • Billy Y.. - Monday, May 19, 2014 - link

    I'm one of these. I come here, read, and learn. This is my first comment ever, heh. It's good to see the author replying to comments, too. Regarding the observation that SSD is boring, and we need to remove the SATA bottleneck, I agree, but for some of us squeezing better performance from existing systems is very important, as it's a more cost effective way to proceed. I work in television program production. Eventually 4K video will force us to abandon all our current hardware, but until then, SSDs on SATA ports more than pay for themselves in time saved. Reply
  • Sabresiberian - Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - link

    Anandtech has always reviewed "business-related" hardware, it has never been solely about what the "enthusiast" would typically use. And - why wouldn't you be able to buy an X300s? Do you think you have to call yourself a business to purchase one? Reply
  • iwod - Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - link

    All of a sudden SSD is boring. We need to remove the major bottleneck which is SATA itself. And just uses something much more future proof then NGFF / M.2. Letting innovation magic happens on the controller. Reply
  • Guspaz - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - link

    Wait a minute, only 80TB of endurance on a 1TB SSD? 80 cycles? That's pathetic, doesn't that make the drive next to useless? Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - link

    Nowadays endurance figures are based on 4KB random write workloads, hence the figures don't tell anything about the P/E cycles of the drive (write amplification is much higher with random writes than with sequential writes. I covered the calculation of TBWs in detail in a recent review:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7947/micron-m500-dc-...
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