Its time for a new faster hard drive and wanted to know which one was faster. Does anybody know of some benchmarks comparing the two? Or if someone else has any recommendations for around the same price. Thanks
I highly recommend you get the Intel 40GB or 80GB (X25-V and X25-M G2) though - they are much faster than Indilinx based SSDs. But really the biggest difference is getting rid of being mechanical; even cheap SSDs get huge improvements in boot times and application load times.
Per GB, the Intel really is not all that expensive, though.
A Velociraptor has an access time about 2-3X faster than a standard hard drive, but an SSD's access time is 100X faster. For tasks dependent on fast access times (such as booting and starting applications) an SSD will perform much better.
Boot time are not a huge problem for me. My computer is usually always on and it boots in about 30 seconds anyways. But looking at those charts it seems SSD is the way to go. Most likely ill go for the x25-m, the extreme is too expensive.