- Mushkin 250GB SSD for $33
250GB Solid State Drive are priced cheaper than we have ever seen, and Mushkin is a quality brand.
However, note many of these low-cost SSDs use "TLC" based cells.
They are known to provide great-performance (read/write speed), but are known to be of lesser quality than MLC.
They have a lower lifespan.
This means they are fine for a gaming desktop computer, shared computer, or home theater PC that isn't doing important work.
If we wanted an SSD inside an computer or laptop that we want to last, we recommend paying for for a non-TLC based SSD.
For piece of mind that our laptops won't die soon, we use the Samsung 860 EVO and Samsung 860 Pro with V-NAND MLC cells and 5-year warranty.
The Pro also has built-in hardware encryption (if your computer's motherboard BIOS supports it).