If you're still using a mechanical hard disk drive, pull
out a stopwatch the next time you boot up Windows... while you sit around
waiting for your PC to respond, consider that an SSD can fix this problem. Solid
State Drives can noticeably improve overall computer system responsiveness and
best known for camera memory cards, has finally stepped into the SSD market with
the SDSSDX-240G-G25, a 240GB, 6Gb/s SATA III solid state drive that uses 24nm
Toggle Mode Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND flash memory.
SDSSDX-240G-G25 is 9.5mm thick, making it compatible with most notebooks. It has
enough storage capacity for either desktop or portable computing systems. Sadly,
a 3.5" desktop adaptor bracket is not supplied with the drive.
for around $220USD, the SanDisk SDSSDX-240G-G25 costs about $0.91 per GB, making
it quite affordable as SSDs run.
Compared against equivalent SSDs such as the OCZ Vertex
3, the SanDisk Extreme 240GB SSD comes out ahead or slightly behind in about
half the benchmarks PCSTATS threw at it. PCMark Vantage was the notable
exception, with the Vertex 3 claiming that crown decisively.