Storage technologies are advancing each and every year. If you have not tried a Solid State Drives in your computer already, you are missing the lot. Unfortunately, not all SDDs are reliable. But these 5 will give a good bang for buck:
SanDisk Extreme SSD: one of the fastest and most quiet sold state drives we have tested. It does not consume a whole lot of power and runs cool. It can stand vibrations and shocks.
SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB HDD: a 2.5 inch hard drive offering read/write speeds of 520/160 MB/S. It will save battery in your laptop too.
Crucial 256 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive: this drive offers 500/260 MB/sec reads and writes. It is backward compatible with SATA II.
Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB SSD: you get sequential read speeds of up to 555 MB/s and write speeds of up to 515 MB/s. It is super fast and works in RAID settings too.
Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB Hybrid drive: this is not a classic solid state drive. But it comes close in performance. It uses Adaptive Memory technology to offer faster performance.
Have you tried any of these?