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Rakuten (formerly Buy.com), is offering the Sandisk 256GB 2.5″ SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) for only $150 with free shipping.  This drive retails for $199 but the next lowest price from a reputable vendor is $189.

The SanDisk Solid State Drive offers an easy, affordable way to upgrade the performance of your laptop or PC. This entry-level solid state drive (SSD) delivers much faster performance than a traditional hard drive**, with read speeds of up to 490 MB/s1. You’ll experience faster bootup, quicker program loading, and more fluid performance in games and multimedia applications. The SSD also delivers seamless installations and file transfers, thanks to write speeds of up to 350 MB/s1.