I want to eventually upgrade my system to a SSD as I've heard they can improve overall speed. I currently have a WD 1TB Caviar Blue HDD and need some help deciding on which SSD I can buy.
As far as storage goes, I won't need a ton, just enough to install Windows and a few programs like Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere and After Effects CS6 and use the HDD as well as my external HDDs for all data storage.
I'm looking at three SSDs and don't really know what I should be looking for exactly, mostly with Max Sequential Read/Write as well as Random Read/Write speed.
I recommend the Samsung 830, too. It has proved to be a very reliable SSD and it doesn't suffer the incompressible data performace penalty typical for all Sandforce based SSDs like Intel 520. It also has significantly lower power consumption when in idle than Intel 520 (and SSDs are in idle most of the time), which will improve your battery life if you going to use it in a notebook.
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I guess sandforce claims lower power consumption than any other controller.check this link http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lsi-sandforce-f.... But Sandforce is not a bad drive - it might be slightly slow on incompressible data but i sure havnt faced much problems with my intel 520.