I am considering getting an ssd, and Ive decided between the Crucial RealSSD 128GB and the Intel x25-M 160gb. I can get either for around $400. I have read some benchmarks and saw that the Crucial has much higher throughput, but the Intel has a much lower access time and random read/writes. Which matters more in terms of performance? I will be using the SSD as a boot/programs drive, and a WD 640 Black as a data drive.
EDIT: Forgot to mention, I will be running the Crucial off a U3S6 Sata 6 Card.
I would go with the Intel X25-M G2 160GB. Lower access times and random read/writes speeds are more critical than the higher throughput. Overall, even though the Curcial is running on a SATA 6.0Gb/s card, the Intel is the better overall SSD... IMO