I want to install my OS on a solid state drive. There are so many Solid state drives out on the market I am not sure which ones are the best to go for. Will 64gb be enough to install the OS or should I opt for 120gb? As of now I use a raptor drive as my primary OS but I am still considering a ssd for my new build. I want to run anti virus and other programs on the raptor drive. What is your best suggestion?
I'm personally a big supporter of the Crucial M4 as I have one on my system and it's worked flawlessly since the day I got it.
Capacity varies depending on the user but anything from 64GB - 120GB should be good.
These are what would be considered tier 1 drives: Crucial M4, Kingston Hyper X, Intel 520, Mushkin Chronos, Plextor PX-M3, Samsung 830.
As long as you pick from the above you should be good.
The drives I would hesitate to recommend (either due to Sandforce driver issues, what not) would be: OCZ Agility 3/ Solid 3/ Vertex 3, Corsair Force 3, Patriot Pyro, Sandisk Ultra, and pretty much anything else.