I have decided to wait for Kepler to purchase a new graphics card and I think a nice SSD would be a better upgrade at the moment because my GTX 275 can handle Skyrim just fine.
The price isn't what's giving me worry, it's the possible issues involved in upgrading to a SSD. I have read plenty of reviews and I am savvy enough to troubleshoot if I run into any issues but I wanted some advice from the community on this specific SSD.
Your drive is not a sandforce, so it is likely to have fewer problems.
However, there are some possible problem:
1. Can you afford a 256gb SSD for real???????? Spend less money and save for retirement !
2. Do you have a SATA III motherboard and SATA III cables?
3. Do you have a 3.5 to 2.5 in bay adapter or a 2.5 in bay for the SSD?
If you answered yes to all three, you are set.
Crucial m4's have good great performance and reliability.
And, based on the specs, the m4 might have the same controller as the intel 510 series SSD.