Prices of the Solid State Drives (SSD) are still on a downward trend and OCZ Vertex 120GB has gone below the £75 mark.
Though not the fastest, this OCZ Vertex Plus Series SSD boasts a 4 KB random read performance of 12,000 IOPS giving you a maximum read speed of 250 MB/sec and the maximum write speed is 160 MB/sec with an internal drive transfer rate of 300 MB/sec. The SSD doesn't have SATA III interface but it does come with a 3Gbps SATA II interface.
The 2.5" form factor is just right for use as internal drives in laptops and is compatible with all operating system - Linux, Apple Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7. The drive functions without any moving parts and because of this there is no sound while the drive is functioning. The drive stays a lot cooler compared to traditional drives.
Some of the other features of the SSD are Shock resistance, multi-level cell (MLC) flash and TRIM support.
The OCZ Vertex Plus Series 120 GB 2.5" internal Solid State Drive is available from Pixmania.com for £74.99.