SATA may seem like something of the past however, 6Gbps SATA SSDs are faster and more affordable than ever before. Take the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB for instance. To start, it’s $195.Take for comparison, when SSDs were initially introduced they were roughly $500 for only about 120GB. With the OCZ VX500 you get more than 4X the space and about 60% down in price.
OCZ uses the Toshiba MLC NAND which gives it remarkable endurance. The OCZ VX500 model in particular, when tested on CrystalDiskMark and AS-SSD has an unsurprising TBW rating of 296TB and impressive performance given demanding workloads. This 6Gbps SATA SSDs has proven itself relevant as it advances in today’s market.