I am in school for engineering and would like this SSD for my desktop. I would like one for my 2010 mbp as well, but I would need something upwards of 160gb and that would push me out another $400-ish that I don't need to spend right now. I use about half a dozen intensive programs for my engineering courses which ultimately take up a lot of room on my OS partition I currently have. I'm using about 50GB currently on windows 7 partition.
With that said, and the fact that the gen 3's are rolling out soon, I am a bit worried about getting the x25-m 80gb. So I started browsing around over this past week looking around. My buddy has the 160gb x25-m and loves it, but I'm really not looking to drop $400 into this SSD as godly as it may be.
I then came across the OCZ models. I checked out their 3.5 SSD's and found their 90GB 3.5 priced @ $214 (tigerdirect) before rebate but since I'm in Texas, I get charged a hefty 8.25% tax so I passed. This 120GB 3.5 OCZ over at newegg is out of stock and don't carry the 90GB. I did find the 120GB 2.5 (newegg) priced at $300 on sale from $350 which I'm now considering. From what I've read and seen on benchmarks, the vertex 2's sport 50,000 IOPS vs the 35,000 that the x25-m's have.
Ultimately, I don't know which of these two to get. I also semi glanced at the Crucial's but got so exhausted form looking at SSD's I had to quit. My main functions on my desktop are using the engineering apps such as rivet, inventor, 3ds max, autocad, etc. I also use cs5 from time to time and I only play one game which is pretty light weight, Counter-Strike: Source.
Based on all of this, what do you guys think? Should I pick one; which one? Should I wait; if so for what? Should I consider another product; what would it be?
I would wait until the last minute beofre yourbuild before you pull the trigger.
Also as I stated do the build during a week that you have off from school so you can give your build the time it needs and you wont be taking time away from your STUDYS!