The price of flash is plummeting, which is great for us. Case in point: Newegg on eBay has the 512GB Intel 545s on sale for an outstanding $54.99. That's a great deal considering it usually retails for $99.
As with all Intel SSDs, the five-year warranty and industry-leading reliability alone are a big draw, but this drive has plenty of kick to power your PC. It serves up to 90,000/75,000 random read/write IOPS, meaning it is plenty snappy in desktop PCs, and pushed the SATA interface to the fullest with up to 550/500 MB/s of sequential read/write throughput. That means moving large files, like video and high-resolution images, will be a snap with this agile SSD.
The SSD comes with Intel's 64-layer 3D TLC flash and the SATA interface grants compatibility with all motherboards and many laptops. For the security conscious, the drive comes with AES-256 bit encryption, too. A simple, intuitive, and free toolbox comes with the drive to simplify firmware updates and management tasks, making using this SSD a snap.