hello im after some advice about SSD's
my current set up is this
Case is a Coolmaster HAF 922
M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 motherboard
amd phenom 955 3.2Ghz not overclocked Air Cooled by nordwand Rev B Cooler
XFX 5870 graphics card with a Zalman VF-3000 cooler fitted
850 Watt corsair professional series Power Supply
1TB samsung SpinPoint F3 Hard drive
4GB G.Skill Ripjaw Ram
random LG CD drive (not got round to upgrading this)
have been looking to upgrade my set up and figure a SSD would be the best new addition unless someone has a better idea.
have been looking to get one that is about 80gb-128gb which will have windows 7 on it and some games such as WoW call of duty and maybe battlefield then use the 1TB drive for other games, music and movies.
but my problem is i have no idea which SSD to get? Have been looking at reviews and most seem to have good and bad reviews, intel drives seem to have the best all round review and realiablilty. is this true? or could someone recommend a better one?
SSDs are relatively new technology. New drives take at least a year or two before there is enough reliable data to make a conclusion about the drives reliability.
From what I hear, and in my own experience, Intel's drives are pretty reliable in general. OCZ's earlier drives have given me problems, and I've RMA'd 2 agility IIs at work. I have a crucial M4 on my laptop and it works great (and is pretty fast).
Honestly I would recommend that you don't get too caught up in benchmarks and what not. If you buy an SSD now you are an early adopter. Personally I would recommend an M4 or a newer OCZ drive, or an intel drive if you want to spend a little more for what might be a more reliable product.
Corsair, Sandisk, Samsung, adata, and kingston all make decent drives as well, and if I drive with decent reviews is on sale I would consider a drive from most of these vendors.