Milipitas, Calif. - SanDisk has introduced its first solid-state drive, the SanDisk Extreme.
The Extreme is an internal drive for use in laptops and desktops, the company said.
The Extreme is now available two capacities -- 120GB and 240GB -- with respective suggested pricing of $189 and $399. A 480GB version will ship later this year with a $749 suggested retail.
SanDisk claimed a PC equipped with an Extreme SSD will boot in 16 seconds and that it is up to 10 times faster than a 7,200 rpm hard disk drive.