A solid state drive can provide your computer with the increased speed you’ve been looking for.  This is especially important for users who tend to use applications and software which are stored on your hard drive.  Intel Smart Response Technology was recently released which allows you to dedicate up to a 64GB SSD to “cache” giving your hard drive SSD-like performance.  For this top ten list we’ll consider solid state drive speed, customer ratings, and overall value.  If you simply want to look at the fastest SSD of the year, then we highly recommend this article on the best SSD of 2011 which includes a “fastest SSD” section. It also has a simple learning guide for SSD terms and need-to-know information. Without further adieu here’s our list of our top ten SSD for 2011:

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