I'm really torn. I'm building a gaming rig for Diablo 3 and games going forward. I am toying with the idea of two SSDs, since I'm a big believer in SSD but will probably get only one for now and wait for prices to lower more. I can use my old 7200 RPM drive for backup.
- SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC ($275)
Samsung 830 and Intel are considered the most reliable.
Do not anguish over synthetic benchmark performance differences. The benchmarks bear little difference to reality.
In actual use the performance of all modern SSD's is remarkably similar, and vastly better than any conventional hard drive.