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Micro Center Teams Up with SandForce Offering a Blazingly Fast 64GB SSD for $99.99 Introductory Price Introduction Marks the First Availability of a "Brick & Mortar" Branded SandForce Driven(TM) SSD

HILLIARD, Ohio & SARATOGA, Calif., Nov 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Micro Center, one of the nation's leading computer retailers, announced today the availability of their second generation Solid State Drive (SSD) featuring the SandForce SF-1200 Processor from SandForce(R) Inc., the pioneer of SSD Processors that enable standard NAND Flash deployment in enterprise, client, and industrial computing applications. The latest Micro Center branded 64GB SSD leverages innovative SandForce DuraClass(TM) technology to provide enterprise-class capabilities for cost-sensitive client PC and laptop applications with a low $99.99 introductory price tag.

"We're excited to offer Micro Center customers our second generation, high performance solid state drive with the top-rated controller in the industry--the SandForce SF-1200 Processor," said Ed Mershad, Micro Center Vice President and International Products Sourcing Manager. "We think the combination of great Micro Center support and service, award winning SandForce technology, and an introductory $99.99 price will open the door to mass-market adoption of SSDs in client PC and laptop applications." The Micro Center 64GB SSD SATA II 2.5" G2 Series SSD with SandForce SF-1200 Series Controller is now available in all 23 locations across the nation as well as the easy-to-use online catalog. Key features include read and write speeds over 250MB/sec, DuraWrite(TM) technology to extend the life of the drive, RAISE(TM) technology for RAID-like data security in a single drive environment, and ultra-low power mode to maximize battery life.

"We know that many consumers want the face-to-face support and advice only available in a traditional retail establishment and we are happy to add Micro Center to our SandForce Driven family as the first in this category," said Kent Smith, Senior Director of Product Marketing for SandForce. "The new Micro Center drive with our SandForce SSD Processor is a great addition to their overall product offering and is a premier channel through which end users can purchase our products." About Micro Center Micro Center operates twenty-three large stores in major markets nationwide.

Founded in 1979 in Columbus, Micro Center is a destination retailer designed to satisfy the dedicated computer user. Uniquely focused on computers and computer-related products, Micro Center offers more computer and computer-related items (more than 30,000 in stock) than any other retailer.

Micro Center is deeply passionate about providing product expertise and exceptional customer service. Consumers can visit www.microcenter.com for thousands of computer-related items, electronics and other technology products.

About SandForce SandForce is transforming data storage by pioneering the use of standard flash memory in enterprise, client, and industrial computing applications with its innovative SSD (Solid State Drive) Processors. By delivering unprecedented reliability, performance, and energy efficiency, SSDs based on patent-pending SandForce DuraClass technology unleash the full potential for mass-market adoption of SSDs using NAND flash memory. Founded in 2006, SandForce is funded by leading venture capital investors and first tier storage companies. For more information, visit SandForce at www.sandforce.com.

SandForce and the SandForce logo are registered trademarks, and DuraClass, DuraWrite, RAISE, SandForce Driven, and the SandForce Driven logo are trademarks of SandForce, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: SandForce, Inc.

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