Solid State disks are generally capable of higher read and write speeds than hard drives, and since they have no moving parts they tend to be more durable as well. Unfortunately, they tend to be a lot more expensive than hard drives. While bargain hunters can occasionally find 1TB hard disk drives for around $100, you’ll be lucky if you can get a 30GB SSD for that price.
But SSD prices are falling. Super Talent has introduced a new VSSD line of 2.5 inch solid state disks this week with prices starting at just $65. On the down side, all you’ll get for that price is 8 measly gigabytes of storage space.
But there are also 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB drives in the Super Talent VSSD lineup, with the 64GB model topping out at $165, which isn’t bad at all.
The 8GB and 16GB models have sequential read/write speeds of up to 90MB/sec and 30MB/sec respectively. The 32GB SSD ups the game to 150MB/sec and 60MB/sec while the top of the line 64GB SSD can handle read speeds up to 150MB/sec and write speeds up to 100MB/sec