Hello, I had a hard drive failure this past weekend in my 3-year-old laptop, and for reasons I didn't have much cash to grab a temporary replacement HD. I wanted a solid state because I planned on using this (eventually) as a backup drive once I buy a new system.
At Staples I came across an HP Solid State Harddrive, 500 GB Sata III (2.5", 7mm), for $55. I noticed that they had an online-only code (code #21408 [staples.com]
) for an additional $10 off, bringing the price down to $45. I went ahead with the free in-store pickup option, as I didn't want to spend the extra few bucks for free shipping (as well as having to wait a couple days).
I'll be honest, if I had until payday to replace this drive, I'd have gone with a Samsung or something, but so far it's done the trick for a good price.