I'm looking for a fast, but most importantly reliable SSD. I'm leaning on getting a Intel 510 120gb for $200, but don't want to get it and a month or two later a better Intel SSD comes out. My only bias towards intel is they don't seem to have as many issues as other ssd's.
I'm a hardcore gamer, but also like to watch 3D blu rays on my pc as well.
MY System for reference:
My System info:
windows 7 Pro x64 SP 1
ASUS P8P67 Pro rev 3.0
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DD
Evga 580 gtx Superclocked sli reference evga 580 gtx
Acer HN274H 3D Vision-ready LCD Monitor
2 Western Digital Caviar Black WD2001FASS 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB
ANTEC|1200W HCP-1200 RTL
COOLER MASTER HAF 922
Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 Hyper 212 Plus
Logitech K750 solar panel
Internet SpeedEdit Value
Intel will be releasing several new ssd series sometime between October 1st and the end of the year. The new Intel 520 series is supposed to be for gamers and enthusiasts. Intel will also be releasing PCI-e based ssd's. Unfortunately specifications and release dates are not yet available.
The big surprise this year is Samsung. The company has been making ssd's for Sony, Dell, Lenovo, and a few other off the shelf brands. Last Fall Samsung came out with their own 470 series ssd's. The 470's have Samsung's own controllers and it looks like Samsung got things right. The 470's are very very reliable. Recently Samsung announced a new SATA 3.0 6Gb/s ssd series which should be available sometime between October 1st and the end of the year.
Thanks for the info, I actually ended up getting a Crucial m4 256gb ssd from superbiiz.com since I got an email with a 15% off order over 100 Superbiiz.com ($15 off max). So it came out to $357. Which is just below my you shall not pass price of $360.
I read a ton of reviews and it seemed to be just as good reliability wise as the intel models, and with the firmware update has better performance and for a cheaper price.