I've read some reviews of these drives and they seem mighty impressive. But they are well out of my price range and I imagine a lot of other folks. SSD's are still too pricey, the lower priced ones are also crippled by low density and slow speeds.
Don't get me wrong, I love my 40GB Intel, but it doesn't stack up to the bigger drives. I wonder how it would do if I got another in raid zero? I haven't seen a lot of reviews for the x-25v...
Actually, if you read the reviews from:
hothardware.com, tweaktown.com, legitreviews.com, you would see that the C300 has MUCH better random IO performance than Intel. In fact it is the #1 drive on both sequential and random IO performance, if you can swallow the high price.
Yeah, I was excited to pick up a drive for $399 but at $499 I really can't justify it. I thought it was kind of a bargain at $399, but I guess Crucial did, too.. Oh well, maybe street price will be lower. The 140 MBs write time on the 128gb version also kills me a little inside. Looks like I will have to continue to put off purchasing a SSD.