SanDisk's affordable 240GB SSD: 7x faster than a hard disk

Available this summer for around $500, this 2.5-inch SATA drive is as fast as it is affordable. Using a marketing term SanDisk invented, the drive is rated at 40,000 VRPM, or Virtual Revolutions Per Minute. What that means to the rest of us is that the drive should perform about 7 times faster than a typical hard drive, giving us faster boot times and more responsive programs. We'll be saving up.