Intel X25-M G2 80GB Solid State Drive
Buy Now and Price - $289.99
Nothing says I love you more than buying that special someone the best there is. Like just about everything else, the term best is usually associated with the highest cost, but luckily for you solid state drives have decreased in cost over the last six months drastically.
The second generation Intel X25-M is currently the fastest consumer solid state drive on the market for use in Windows under real world conditions. Other SSDs claim faster read and write speeds, but the 10-channel controller simply runs circles around the competition.
Newegg currently has the Intel X25-M 80GB drive on sale for 289.99 and if your special someone has been really good this past year, the 160GB version is available for 599.99. Both models use the 2.5 inch form factor and are easily installed into both notebooks and desktops.
SimpleTECH by Hitachi SimpleTOUGH
Buy Now and Price - $110 on PriceGrabber
The Intel X25-M is an amazing product, but the Hitachi SimpleTOUGH can take a beating and keep on ticking while having the advantage of being portable.
Hitachi advertises the SimpleTOUGH as being a robust portable storage device, but the biggest advantage is that you just plug the drive into a PCs USB port and the unit is powered entirely by USB power.
Newegg doesn't list the SimpleTOUGH, but we were able to find the 320GB version on sale at Buy.com for 89.99 and the 500GB model for only 123.55.
Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB HDD
Buy Now and Price - Various prices on PriceGrabber
When we reviewed the Western Digital Caviar Green back in February, it had an MSRP of 299.99 and the overall score of the drive took a big hit due to its high cost. This week Newegg is blowing these out for only 139.99 and giving you free shipping . At this price you might want to get one for yourself as well since the Caviar Green holds an amazing amount of data and operates with nearly 40% less power than most of the competition.
In our testing we found that the Western Digital achieved great performance numbers. For the money, if you only had room for one hard drive in your computer the Western Digital Caviar Green would have to be it.
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