OWC Mercury Electra 240GB
As we’ve said before and we’ll continue to preach at any opportunity we get, the biggest bottleneck in modern systems is the traditional plattered hard drive; after using an SSD in your system you’ll wonder how you ever survived without one previously. The speed boost is that significant.
OWC has really done a magnificent job of providing the consumer with a very high quality and blazing fast drive for the money. For normal enthusiast use this drive is going to be hard to beat at any price. $380 USD for a drive of this capacity and caliber is without a doubt one of the best deals out there right now. OWC has given the consumer what we demand around here: Performance. The added bonus of paying way less for that performance is just icing on that flashy blue SSD cake.
The Pure Point: One of the best values for the performance we have seen in any SSD to date.