So I'm looking to get an SSD for my laptop, a Dell Studio 1558 (core i5 520m 4gb ram) and I'm not sure which one I should get. I've been looking at the Intel X25-M 80GB which costs around £130, and seems to be a good option, though considering i'd be using the current HDD in my laptop (500GB) as an external one, so I'm wondering whether I should get a 64/60 GB one (which cost around £90) and if so, which one I should get seeing as Intel's next step down would be 40gb which I feel would be too small.
I would not get the intel X25-V 40gb. Its a different model with slower read/write.
Personally I would just get the X25-M 80GB if your set on an intel drive. From what i'v heard its pretty awesome. Dont have one/know any1 with it though.
Theres still no harm in looking around, check out OCZ's Vertex 2's.. Just depends on the prices in your area
The Crucial C300, GSkill Phoenix Pro and OCZ Vertex 2 are about the fastest with the C300 a hair in the lead. I have found 120GB to be the perfect size for Windows, Office and the games I am playing. I have 23.7GB free.
Thanks for your replies everyone, I went with the OCZ Vertex 2 60GB after doing alot of research, and seeing that it slighltly outperformed the Corsair F60 and Agility 2 in terms of IOPS (though technically they should be all the same), and since the price of the 80GB X25-M has gone up about £7 in the past week on amazon.
Considering I use my laptop at my desk most of the time so I will have my external hard drive plugged in, it shouldn't be much of a problem, and since the external HDD is only 2.5" then It wouldn't be difficult to take aroud with it.