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Intel X25-M Retail Surprise While OCZ and Crucial Lead the Bestselling SSD Rankings For Week Ending February 5, 2011

At the top of the rankings, we continue to see some good deals from OCZ Vertex and Crucial. The big surprise this week is actually outside of the top ten. For several weeks, we recommended the OEM version of the Intel 160GB SSD X25-M, (currently ranked #7) on our list because it was selling for less than the retail version. Well as of right now, the retail version is cheaper than the OEM. The retail version is identical to the OEM, but gives you fancier packaging and a bracket for use in 3.5″ slots. Now is a great time to buy the Intel 160GB, but make sure to get the right one. As prices change incredibly rapidly, you should probably check both links before buying. We created an additional slot on this week’s rankings so that you can take advantage of the deal. Click through for the full list.

1. OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series$119.99
(Last week: #1)

2. OCZ Technology 120 GB Vertex 2 Series$216.97
(Last week: #2)

3. Crucial Technology 128 GB Crucial RealSSD C300 Series$239.99  [Price Drop]
(Last week: #3)

4. Crucial Technology 256 GB Crucial RealSSD C300 Series$524.99 [Price Drop]
(Last week: #4)

5. Intel 80 GB X25M Mainstream SATA II Solid-State Drive (SSD) Retail Package – $169.95
(Last week: Not Ranked)

6. Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB SATA II 3GB/s 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive SV100S2/128GZ$219.99
(Last week: #5)

7. Intel 2.5-Inch 160 GB X25-M Mainstream SATA II MLC Solid State Drive OEM$432.51
(Last week #6)

8. Kingston SSDNow V100 64GB – $117.95
(Last week #7)

9. OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex Series$114.82
(Last week: #10)

10. Corsair 64 GB Nova Series$129.99 [Price Drop]
(Last week: #8)

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13. Intel 2.5-Inch 160 GB X25-M Mainstream SATA II MLC Solid-State Drive – Retail Package – $409.99

As always, if you have any questions about the rankings or any of the drives, please post them in the comments. Happy Shopping.

-Chip

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