As you can see the SSD drive from Crucial has high performance, easily outpacing every regular HDD I’ve tested including Western Digital’s Velociraptor drive which is the fastest HDD on the market today. In comparison to the Samsung 256GB SSD drive there are noticeable differences in performance with more dips in performance on the Samsung drive and higher average performance on some of the tests of the tests from the Crucial SSD. This drive earns a solid Editor’s Choice award due to its high performance and reliability across the board. The benefits of an SSD drive are clear with high read speeds, extremely high random access times and high sustained performance across the board. The Crucial SSD drive is available for $719.99 from Newegg today, making it a pricey but worthwhile purchase for those wanting the highest sustained performance at this price point and there are other drives in this series with lower storage capacities but the same technical specifications to meet your needs if you want a drive with a lower price point. SSD drives are quickly becoming the drive of choice for hardcore enthusiasts wanting the fastest performance out of their system to boot up and wanting the fastest read and write sustained transfer
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