Top 5 most upgrade-worthy internal drives of 2013
CNET editor Dong Ngo picks the best internal drives for 2013 that make excellent storage replacements for your your aging computer.
If you have an aging computer, the best way to bring new life (speed, that is) to replace its internal hard drive.
Older computers generally run on a regular hard drive, whose performance degrades over time, just like any mechanical parts. Replacing that with a solid-state drive (SSD) will prove to be the most satisfying update you ever make to your system. In fact, the outcome is often better than getting an entirely new budget computer.
While it may seem intimidating to open a computer's chassis, this process is quite easy.if you need more instruction on opening a laptop, and it's even easier on a desktop. The hardest part is actually picking the right replacement drive.
To make that easier, following is a list of the top five best internal drives I've reviewed this year, sorted by review order. Any of them would make an excellent candidate and if you still have a hard time finding the right one, take a look at the, most of them are still available for purchase and should do the trick.
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The Samsung 840 Evo has everything you care about when shopping for a solid-state drive: performance, capacity, and price. With up to 1TB of storage space and a cost of much less than $1 per gigabyte, it's very hard for you to find any other SSD that offers a better deal. In my testing, the drive's performance was also excellent. On top of this, the included Samsung Magician software turns the 840 Evo into a very versatile internal drive, including the ability to use a computer's system memory as its cache to further enhance its performance.
Looking for specs and pricing? Compare these SSDs head-to-head.