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Best SSD of 2014

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Internal drives are those used inside a computer to host its operating system, programs, and data. They generally are either regular hard drives or solid-state drives. Every personal computer needs at least one internal drive to work, and the performance of this drive plays an important role in the system's overall performance. Here's a list of the current top internal drives that will make the best upgrade for your computer, be it Mac or Windows.

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SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD

Power users and gamers should look no further than the SanDisk Extreme Pro to get the best performance out of their home computer.

4.5 stars Outstanding

Samsung SSD 850 Pro

The hefty pricing aside, the Samsung SSD 850 Pro is one of the best, if not the best, standard consumer-grade solid-state drives on the market.

Price: $129.99 - $129.99 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding

Fast SSD doesn't have to be expensive

Samsung 840 Evo

The Samsung 840 Evo offers great performance, top capacity, and a helpful software bundle, and doesn't dig a hole in your wallet. What else can you ask for in a solid-state drive?

4 stars Excellent

Samsung 840 Pro SSD

The Samsung 840 Pro lives up to its name: it's a top-notch solid-state drive for professionals with a price to match.

Price: $184.90 - $356.44 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme

If you're on a market for a high-end solid-state drive for your computer, be it a PC or a Mac, look no further than the Plextor M5 Pro Xtreme.

Price: $166.49 - $319.11 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best of both SSD and HDD worlds

WD Black 2 Dual Drive

Fast, user-friendly, and affordable, the WD Black 2 Dual Drive is an easy recommendation as a replacement drive for any standard laptop or desktop computer.

Price: $199.90 - $356.16 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

OCZ Vector SSD

The OCZ Vector Series SSD would make a great investment for those moving on from using a hard drive as the main drive of their system.

Price: $146.79 - $333.28 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Corsair Neutron GTX SSD

The Corsair Neutron GTX is one of the best solid-state drives on the market, especially for those who want top performance from their ultrathin portable computer.

Price: $426.97 - $569.25 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Seagate 600 SSD (5mm)

The Seagate 600 is an impressive first SSD outing from Seagate that offers basically all you want in a solid-state drive.

Price: $240.25 - $240.25 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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