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Extreme SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 512GB
At the heart of any good drive is performance, reliability, and capacity. Samsung's 840 Pro ticks all these boxes. The Samsung flash memory can deliver up to 100,000 IOPS random read speed and 540MB/s sequential read speed, while the Specially-engineered wear-leveling and garbage collection algorithms ensure high reliability.
The Samsung 840 Pro also features business-friendly features, including AES 256-bit full disk encryption.
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Mainstream SSD: Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5-inch 256GB
Want to kit out your PC with an SSD without breaking the bank? The Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD2 2.5-inch 256GB is the drive for you. It offers blazing-fast sequential read speeds of up to 500 MB/s for less than $1 per GB.
A great drive for desktop or notebook systems.
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Budget SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5-inch 120GB
Mid-range performance and storage capacity at a budget price. The capacity and price makes it an ideal drive to install Windows onto to get fast boot-up speeds.
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