A SSD works exactly like a normal Sata hard drive with limited capacity. Just much faster.
I currently like Intel and samsung drives for reliability.
Read this report:http://www.behardware.com/articles/881-7/components-returns-rates-7.html
The Intel 520 & 335 and Samsung Pro drives are amazing and carry a 5yr Warranty.
Other drives you can look at are the Corsair Neutron GTX series.