I like Crucial M4 128meg and up, though the Sandforce Corsair GT's are also quite good.
Only problem that is that Sandforce drives compresses and writes on the fly, which is all good until you realise most data on a drive is already compressed in whatever form its in, like most if not all media. So it loses out...whereas a drive like the Crucial handles compressed and uncompressed files without losing any speed.
Like most issues, you pays your money and makes your choice...your mileage may vary.
Oh, I guess I didn't understand the question. My choice of SSD would be either Samsung 830 series due to it's 80,000 IOPS read speed or the OCZ Vertex 4 for it's speed of 95,000 IOPS. If money is no object then opt for an OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 PCI-E drive. They're expensive but they write at 245,000 IOPS and their read speed is even faster than that.
Last edited by Badkarma04; 04-15-2012 at 02:37 AM.
I just got my first SSD and I picked based off of brand and price, I ended up with the Patriot Pyro 120GB. I got the drive for 109 bucks off newegg and tossed it in my m11x, I'm very pleased with it. The m11x isn't my primary machine so specing out for IOPS/TRIM/VAG didn't take any factor. Plus, I don't mind if it's trimmed or not, it's just preferred if it is.
The TRIM command allows an operating system to inform a solid-state drive (SSD) which blocks of data are no longer considered in use and can be wiped internally.
Windows 7 supports the TRIM function, which the OSs use when they detect that a file is being deleted from an SSD. When the OS deletes a file on an SSD, it updates the file system but also tells the SSD via the TRIM command which pages should be deleted. At the time of the delete, the SSD can read the block into memory, erase the block, and write back only pages with data in them, as illustrated here. The delete is slower, but you get no performance degradation for writes because the pages are already empty, and write performance is generally what you care about.