In 50 years, we'll look back and laugh at how primitive today's systems were. Even before then, we're likely to poke fun that we used to consider solid state drives a fast medium and wonder how we ever got by with such slow storage. Well, if you're reading this from a Wayback Machine, go ahead an laugh it up as you prance about with your fancy storage scheme of the future. At the time of this writing -- 2014 -- SSDs are smoking fast, and even reasonably priced. That includes today's top deal for a Samsung 840 Evo 500GB SATA III SSD for $265 with free shipping (normally $270 - use coupon code: [EMCPGWW22]). Sure, it may not be brag worth in the year 2064, but in modern time, this is a fast drive capable of up to 540MB/s sequential read and up to 520MB/s sequential write speeds.