Intel X25-M G2 (80GB)
Street price: $300
The first generation of solid state drives was, to say the least, erratic. Yet Intel’s original X25-M drives were fast, comparatively problem-free, and deserving of all the glowing reviews they received. Intel is now back with its second generation of the X25-M series, and the plaudits continue. Options are available for both laptops or PCs.