Solid state drives are becoming more and more affordable but, if you still haven't picked one up just yet, Memory Express has a decent deal on refurbished Corsair model worth checking out. Until February 18, you can purchase the refurbished Corsair Force Series 3 240GB Solid State Drive on sale for $139.99 which isn't too bad a deal for a drive of this size. If you don't mind buying refurbished, this is definitely a hard drive to consider.
We've seen a couple of deals within the past week on similarly priced and sized drives but, if you missed out on those, you can make up for lost time with one of these. Again, these are refurbished models but will still add a performance upgrade to an existing laptop or desktop setup only using traditional mechanical drives. Sure, they don't pack as much space but 240GB should be enough for your OS, working programs and files -- just don't expect to house an extensive music library too.
Average price for one of these brand new is around $250-$280 so you'll want to jump on this deal while you can. The deal expires on February 18 and quantities are limited.
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