Editor's Notes & Price Research
Our research indicates that this 120GB PNY Optima SATA III Solid State Drive SSD is $11 lower (21.5% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting at $51. - brisar
PNY swapped the controller to a slower, outdated Sandforce after initial production began, without changing the model number. Overall to the average user will notice less performance in Writes. Here are a few articles about it.... Note that these generally cover 240gb versions so a 120gb will not be as fast, but the overall view of "it is still an ok SSD" is true.
Same price at amazon http://www.amazon.com/PNY-Optima-...B00OIXZGOK
Amazon now Price: $63.54 + $7.09 shipping
**UPDATE** The 240GB drive is showing up on Amazon for Price: $76.49 Prime