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£90 OCZ 240GB SSD: The solid state drive with the cheapest per GB yet

Ebuyer sells an OCZ 240GB Vertex Plus SSD, the OCZSSD2-1VTXPL240G which is a 240GB solid state disk, for just under £90 with free delivery. At 37.5p per GB, it is still 12 times more expensive, per gigabyte, than the cheapest magnetic drive on the market. The Toshiba Stor.E Canvio, with a 3TB unformatted capacity, costs just under £90.

The drive, which has a 2.5in form factor, has read and write speeds of 255MBps respectively, speeds that won’t set the world on fire and are towards the lower end of the spectrum.

In addition, it reaches random read/write speeds of 21,000 and 12,000 IOPS and has a SATA II interface (supporting 3Gbps).

This drive comes with MLC flash, an Indilinx controller and a three-year warranty. Note that this is the R2 model, not the original one which was released more than two years ago.

It’s a shame though that no hardware website appear to have tested this product yet.

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