Geek deals Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD for 164

first_imgThis writer has been loving the highly competitive SSD market we’ve seen in 2012. Prices have dropped consistently over the years and 2012 has finally brought SSDs into a price range that nearly any prospective buyer can manage.For those who needed a higher capacity drive, they were stuck waiting a little longer for prices to drop, but the wait is definitely over. We have seen prices on high capacity drives finally drop below $1 per gigabyte and this is definitely a sweet spot for purchasing.Kingston’s HyperX 3K drives have been well received as a cost effective lineup that offer competitive performance and a 3 year warranty. This 240GB model is rated for 555 MB/s read and 510 MB/s write performance, but the real performance boon with SSDs comes from their random data performance, where a traditional HDD typically suffers.With an MSRP of $249.99 and a street price hovering around $200 most of the time, this deal from Tiger Direct at $164.99 is an outright steal. It is also $15 less than the Samsung 830 256GB we featured last week. This model SH103S3/240G also includes the desktop mounting bracket, to enable the 2.5-inch SSD to fit in a desktop 3.5-inch HDD bay.Click here to get this deal from Tiger Direct. Total $50 instant savings applied automatically, in addition to a $35 mail-in rebate. Download the rebate form here.This deal expires October 5 or sooner. Did you miss this deal? Sign up for deal alerts from LogicBuy.last_img