Weekly Deals: Vertex 2 80GB $129.95, SSDNow 128GB $124.95
The SandForce-based Vertex 2 from OCZ is no doubt one of the best-selling SSD series to date, thanks to impressive maximum transfer rates of up to 285 MBps (read) and 275 MBps (write) and up to 50,000 IOPS in 4k file writes. Now the 80GB version is selling for $129.95 including free shipping from Buy.com, which is the best price yet on this drive as far as we know (if you know of a better deal, feel free to post it in the comments).
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UPDATE: 60GB Vertex 2 $104.95 (Free shipping, valid through 02-27-2011)
The second deal this week is on the Kingston SSDNow V, which is not quite as fast as the Vertex 2. However the price is definitely right. No other retailer sells this drive for less than $199, so $124.95 with free shipping is clearly a bargain. The drive offers respectable sequential read/write speeds of up to 200 MBps and 160MBps respectivelly, as well as TRIM support.
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