Seagate 600 Series ST240HM000 2.5" 480GB Internal Solid State Drive
You may be thinking a hard-drive manufacturer has no business being around SSDs, but Seagate's own innovation is the hybrid hard drive, which includes a miniature SSD as a special hard drive cache. Along with this knowledge of SSD technology is of course decades of experience with drive connectivity, making the company still a formidable choice in performance drives, and why their Seagate 600 series 480GB SSD is such a great choice. With read and write speeds up to 530 MB/s and 440 MB/s, this drive can handle great speeds many times faster than typical hard drives. With special shock resistance built into the drive, along with rave reviews and a fair 3-year warranty, this drive is a great option for those who need performance at 480GB but don't want to spend an absolute fortune either.