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Among the SSD drives, hard drives from SanDisk are among the most popular products when it comes to replacing the old HDD. Recently, the price for fast storage media has risen sharply, and now the 500 GB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD has been greatly reduced again.


Sandisk »Ultra 3D« SSD 2.5 “(500 GB) 560 MB / S read speed, 530 MB / S write speed)

Update from 08/07/2020:

As a new customer at Otto you can currently find the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD With 512 GB for only 40 euros to back up. This is a real bargain. According to (price comparison), the fast SSD has never been available at a better price in the past 12 months.

To get the deal price, you have to New customer code “83171” Activate in the order overview. In addition to a discount of 15 euros, you will also be exempt from shipping costs.

New buyers are all buyers who create a completely new account or who have not placed an order with an existing account for at least 2 years.

SanDisk Ultra 3D: SSD with 512 TB storage at a great price

The price development on shows: The SanDisk SSD in this capacity has not been cheaper in the last 6 months. Over a period of 12 months, the best price for the drive with 512 GB capacity was 49.50 euros. Usually, however, recently you have been paying around 65 to 70 euros for the SSD.

Overview of price history for the SanDisk Ultra 3D (512 GB) over the last 6 months (source:

The technical specifications of the SanDisk Ultra 3D at a glance:

model SanDisk Ultra 3D
capacity 512 GB
Max. Read / write rates 560/530 MB / s
Form factor 2.5 inches
interface SATA 3
design type internally
Storage technology TLC
Manufacturer guarantee 5 years
Amazon rating 4.8 out of 5 stars

SanDisk Ultra 3D: Who is the SSD for?

In general, buying an SSD like the SanDisk Ultra 3D is worthwhile if you are currently still using a conventional magnetic hard drive and want to give your system more speed. Boot and loading times can be significantly improved, especially with old laptops or game consoles (e.g. PS4). Even if the data rates of the SATA SSDs cannot keep up with the more expensive NVMe variants, they clearly beat old HDDs. The write and read speeds of the SanDisk Ultra 3D remain consistently at a very good level thanks to the TLC memory and cache.

If you just want to archive large amounts of files or create backups, an HDD is much more worthwhile. Enormous storage capacity is much cheaper here. One example is the currently inexpensive external hard drive “Western Digital My Book (8 TB).