Crave giveaway: 240GB SanDisk Extreme II SSD

Want your computer to move faster? Try this speedy (and oh-so-free) solid-state drive from SanDisk.

The Extreme II SSD next to its predecessor, the Extreme SSD.
The Extreme II SSD next to its predecessor, the Extreme SSD. Dong Ngo/CNET

Congrats to Adriana D. of Miami, Fla., for winning a Panasonic Link2Cell home handset in last week's giveaway. Want to speed up your computer's hard drive? Read on.

This week, we're giving away a fast replacement for any hard drive, a 240GB SanDisk Extreme II solid-state drive.

The SanDisk Extreme II is 2.5mm thinner than the previous SanDisk Extreme, but it has a lot more than that going for it, according to CNET reviewer Dong Ngo.

"In my testing, the new and trim SSD offered fast performance, comparable to that of even the fastest consumer-grade SSDs, while costing well less than $1 per gigabyte," Ngo writes of the product. "The drive can work with both laptops and desktops, but unfortunately, doesn't come included with a drive bay converter to fit easily in a desktop, which is its only shortcoming, and a minor one."

With a suggested retail price of $279.99 and prices online ranging from $215 to $280, the SanDisk Extreme II brings high performance at a price point many consumers can afford. So how do you get one for the extra affordable price of free? There are a few rules, so please read carefully.

  • Register as a CNET user. Go to the top of this page and hit the "Join CNET" link to start the registration process. If you're already registered, there's no need to register again.
  • Leave a comment below. You can leave whatever comment you want. If it's funny or insightful, it won't help you win, but we're trying to have fun here, so anything entertaining is appreciated.
  • Leave only one comment. You may enter for this specific giveaway only once. If you enter more than one comment, you will be automatically disqualified.
  • The winner will be chosen randomly. The winner will receive one (1) 240GB SanDisk Extreme II, with a retail value of $279.99.
  • If you are chosen, you will be notified via e-mail. The winner must respond within three days of the end of the sweepstakes. If you do not respond within that period, another winner will be chosen.
  • Entries can be submitted until 12 p.m. ET on Monday, November 11.

And here's the disclaimer that our legal department said we had to include (sorry for the caps, but rules are rules):

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. YOU HAVE NOT YET WON. MUST BE LEGAL RESIDENT OF ONE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES OR D.C., 18 YEARS OLD OR AGE OF MAJORITY, WHICHEVER IS OLDER IN YOUR STATE OF RESIDENCE AT DATE OF ENTRY INTO SWEEPSTAKES. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, ALL U.S. TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Sweepstakes ends at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, November 11, 2013. See official rules for details.

Good luck.

 

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