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TweakTown's 2011 Holiday Shopping Guide - The Hottest Product on the Market Today - Solid State Drives

Shopping for your loved ones can be difficult, but TweakTown will help you get it right this year.

By: | Guides | Posted: Dec 16, 2011 9:48 pm

The Hottest Product on the Market Today - Solid State Drives

 

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Easily the hottest product on the market this year comes from storage products. For years this area was bland unless you needed larger capacity, but that has changed. Solid state drives give all computers a new lease of life by increasing the user experience. SSDs don't use moving parts, so the lag between your command and the computers execution is reduced. SSDs are so fast that we have to measure the performance in microseconds.

 

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There is a good chance that by the time you read this Amazon will have sold out of this product. The deal is right out of a dream, you really couldn't ask for much more. Amazon has the Silicon Power V30 240GB SSD listed at 287.96. This drive which features a SandForce SF-2281 controller paired with synchronous flash normally sells for around 450 Dollars. This is the best price I've seen on a current generation SSD of this capacity.

 

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If you are not lucky enough to get in on Amazon's amazing deal, then we have a couple of other choices for you. Newegg lists the 120GB Vertex 3 at 169.99 after a 20 Dollar mail in rebate. The Vertex 3 is the drive in which all others are measured and is a solid choice for anyone with a computer in your life.

 

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If the person on your shopping list has been more nice than naughty, then a Corsair Force GT 240GB drive might be the ticket! Newegg lists this model at 409.99 and you don't have to deal with a mail-in rebate either. The Force GT uses a redesigned circuit board that improves on the SandForce reference design.

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