Here's what I want to be fast: disk searches, Windows boot, running applications, and such as that. I used to do a lot of video editing and conversion, but not as much anymore. I know the Intel has higher IOPS, and I know that means it can do more transactions at a time. On the other hand, the OCZ is a little faster bandwidth-wise. However, one thing that I noticed is it says "Sustained Write: Up to 100MB/s" whereas, if I understand correctly, the Intel is 170 MB/s for both random and sequential. What is your opinion? Thank you.
Today, I think the intel ssd's are the best. They even have a bios update that improves the performance of the X25-M. I think the X25-E is a bit pricey for what you get.
The problem with the other mlc drives is in the writing area. There can be long delays in writing under some common situations.
i think Intel still produce the best SSD for the time being. but a lot of companies introduce SSD's at lower price. So if you want a balance between price and performance, get OCZ. If you want super-duper fast and not money-restricted, get Intel SSD.
If money was no object then you could go for the > ioDrive Duo, with this you get 700mb read & 550mb write speeds,
*BUT* !! the draw back is you can't use it as a boot device & the price $3000 +.
also 64bit OS is also required.
Or you could wait to see what Western Digital come up with seem as they have decided to enter the SSD market.
Yea, I would go with the ioDrive Duo if it were bootable. I had my eye on that ever since before the first Fusion-io ioDrive was released, but sadly, it is still not bootable. I use Windows XP x64. So, I'm all ready for it except for that.