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Bestselling SSDs Presidential Edition Rankings for Week Ending February 18, 2011

Happy Presidents Day everyone. Now is a great time to buy one of the bestselling SSDs on our list. Three out of the top four drives have experienced price drops in the past week and are actually quite affordable. The number one bestselling drive this week is the OCZ Vertex 2 60 GB. This drive is currently only $2 more than the #10 ranked drive, the OCZ Vertex Series 60 GB drive. For only two extra dollars, you step up from the Indilinx Barefoot controller to the SandForce SF-1200 controller. Here are OCZs rated specifications for the Vertex series drive: Up to 230 MB/s Write: Up to 135 MB/s Sustained Write: Up to 70 MB/s. Here are the specifications for the Vertex 2 drive at the same capacity Max Read: up to 285MB/s Max Write: up to 275MB/s Sustained Write: up to 250MB/s. You’re getting much better performance for only a $2 difference in price. That’s about half the amount that you would spend on a latte at Starbucks. There are also two Crucial drives in our top ten that have experienced price drops. Crucial manufactures their own chips, so you know you’re getting a quality product. Click through for the complete list.

1. OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex 2 Series$109.99 [Price Drop]
(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$244.99 [Price Drop]
(Last week: #3)

4. Crucial Technology 256 GB Crucial RealSSD C300 Series$473.49 [Price Drop]
(Last week: #4)

5. Intel 80 GB X25M Mainstream SATA II Solid-State Drive (SSD) Retail Package – $179.00
(Last week: #5)

6. Corsair 64 GB Nova Series$128.77
(Last week: #8)

7. Intel 2.5-Inch 160 GB X25-M Mainstream SATA II MLC Solid-State Drive – Retail Package – $404.95
(Last week: #9)

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

9. Kingston SSDNow V100 64GB – $124.99
(Last week #7)

10. OCZ Technology 60 GB Vertex Series$107.99 [Price Drop]
(Last week: #10)

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


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