Intel X25-M vs. A-Data SSD

After reading this review article on Tom's Hardware I am a little puzzled.

It seems that virtually everybody recommends to use the Intel X25-M SSD for a higher end home-built system. However, when checking out the review, it seems that for example the A-Data SSD performs at least at an equal level.

Seeing that both apparently support the Windows 7 TRIM feature and that both are based on Intel hardware, is there any reason not to go with the A-Data drive? Why does the Intel drive get recommended so much more frequently?
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    Check out that enterprise value. IMO, they weight throughput too heavily in the Desktop listing, and that's why the Intel is farther down. In actual use, I would expect the Intel to beat pretty much every other drive in that list.
  2. Thank you cjl. That does make sense. I guess it all depends on how much weight you put on performance in specific areas.
  3. As far as I know, the Intel SSD's OEM supplier is A-Data, at least one of them.
  4. Intel makes it's own SSDs using it's own chips, controllers and firmware.
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