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Storing data is something everyone with a computer does at one point or another. Whether it is program data, files, images, videos, music, games, etc., it all needs to be stored. If you are looking for a means of fast, reliable, data storage then a solid-state drive (SSD) may be right for you.

Solid-state drives are a healthy alternate to traditional hard disk drives (HDD). Solid-state drives have no moving parts, and are much faster than hard disk drives. They can handle everything a hard drive does from booting your system to storing applications and personal files.
When looking at storage solutions, three things you should consider are the price, the capacity, and the speed. Here are 3 good SSDs for the money.
 
1.    Samsung SD 850 Evo



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Specials features include:
a)    Samsung V-NAND Technology which maximizes endurance, prolongs lifespan, and is more resistant to wear under intensive workload.
b)    TurboWrite Technology and RAPID Mode provide fast Read/Write speeds.  RAPID mode only works with Samsung Magician Software which is a free download from Samsung.
c)    Data is kept secure with AES 256-bit hardware-based encryption and Dynamic Thermal Guard.
 
2.    Crucial MX200



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Special features include:
a)    RAIN technology protects your data at the component level. This RAID-like technology offers greater data security and protection.
b)    Data is secure from hackers and thieves with AES 256-bit encryption – the same grade used by banks and hospitals.
c)    Adaptive Thermal Protection technology keeps storage system cool based on usage.
 
3.    Toshiba OCZ VX500



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Special Features include:
a)    Acronis True Image 2016 cloning software to easily transfer your OS, applications, and data from old hard drive or SSD.
b)    Superior endurance MLC NAND flash-based option compared to TLC for users with write-intensive environments.
c)    SSD Management Software lets you control maintenance, monitoring, SSD tuning, OS tuning and more.

SSD Samsung 850 Evo Crucial MX200 Toshiba OCZ VX500
Price $94.99 $91.91 $97.47
Size 250GB 250GB 256GB
Data Transfer Rate 6 GB per second 600 MB per second 6 Gb per second
Hardware Connectivity SATA 3.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s SATA 6.0 Gb/s
Optical Storage Read Speed 540 MBps 555 MBps 550 MBps
Optical Storage Write 520 MBps 500 MBps 510 MBps
Warranty 5-Year Limited 3-Year 5-Year Advance Warranty Program
Other Available
Capacities
500GB - $157.10
1TB - $304.99
2TB - $624.99
4TB - $1,697.99
500GB - $179.98
1TB - $378.90

512GB - $155.64
1TB - $300.00
 

Sources: CNET, Amazon, PCMAG





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