I have being looking at getting an ssd for the first time today and i had know idea how much praise they are getting, so now I fancy getting one, I’m think of about 128gbs and I’m willing to spend between £100 and £150 the lower the better, so what ssd's do you recommend i want to get the best performance possible from (sata3 etc.).
Also what should i install on it apart windows being the obvious one?
Do not put any VIDEO or IMAGES on your SSD - as SSD's are horrible at transferring compressed data. Keep video and images on your secondary HDD.
Only drives based on SandForce controllers suffer from this phenomenon. Drives using IndiLinx or Samsung controllers perform the same on compressed and uncompressed data. That puts the slightly higher price of Samsung drives in perspective. IndiLinx is a subsidiary of OCZ and they are just starting to make an impression in the market with this new controller. OCZ also makes many drives based on SandForce but I wouldn't be surprised to see them move their entire product line to IndiLinx eventually.