I want to buy a 120gb ssd and a lot of people say that the vertex 3 is best, but the mushkin chronos has better stats. Also, the vertex 3 has more 400 more points on http://harddrivebenchmark.net/high_end_drives.html (although the deluxe versioon is better than the vertex 3). Why is this, and which is better?
stuffstuff - The answer to your question is complicated. A lot depends on what you intend to do with your computer. Is it for gaming, business applications, professional work, or scientific use? Also, what brand and model motherboard do you have. Not all motherboards handle ssd's the same way.
I agree with Retired Chief. For gaming it will not make a difference. It would have been different if you indicated you were doing 3D modeling or rocket science.
Don't get hung on synthetic benchmarks. There is a reason they are called synthetic. They are not real. Most benchmarks were designed to grossly exaggerate the very minor differences between ssd's. At best they are only a very very rough approximation of real world usage. You would be better off looking at real world performance analysis.
the vertex 4 is more expensive and it doesn't seem as good as the vertex 3, so it looks like ocz are wasting their money. If I was going to spend that much money on an ssd, I would buy the patriot wildfire. I'm going to go with the mushkin enhanced chronos 120gb, since that's the cheapest at $119.99 right now.