In the Best SSD for the money article, the Intel 320 is listed as the option for reliability. After reading the SSD Reliability article, that recommendation seems to be based on Intel's reputation and the fact most enterpise applications are using Intel. Looking at reviews, the Intel 320 seemed to have had a major problem and died early after it's release. Crucial M4 has mostly great reviews.
I will buy a SSD today and it seems like the Crucial M4 128GB might be the one to get. I don't need extra speed and would pay extra for reliability but the Intel 320 with SATA II, compared to the seemingly more refined/tested/faster Crucial M4 seems to be a no brainer.
Is this just a case of "No one ever got fired for buying Intel"? (ie if you go with the best known, more expensive brand, and it fails, it isn't your fault. )
Yes it does support SATA 3 6Gb/s which is part of the reason I have a hard time with this. I prefer to have the faster drive for cheaper (which are both measurable) instead of reliability reputation based on....??