I am looking to invest in a good SSD for my machine. This will be my first SSD so forgive the noob questions. If this is in the wrong place, please feel free to move it. This seemed like the best place to put this.
Now I know I should get one that uses the Sandforce controller so would that rule Intel drives out? How do I know if it does or not? Any reason to wait for the new generation of drives? I have heard they are supposed to be released in January. Can anybody confirm a release date? I am really itching to buy something, don't know if I could wait.
I am looking at 120gb versions just to make sure I have plenty of space. I have heard many good things about the Intel x-25m drives but the advertised speeds seem slower than others.
I would like to spend under $200 but that may not be possible with a 120gb drive and without sacrificing performance.
Here are a few I picked out.
Corsair Force 120gb
OCZ Vertex 2 120gb
OCZ Vertex 2 100gb
What is the difference between the two OCZ drives? Why is the 100gb drive more expensive? Which is the better choice of the three? Any better suggestions? Out of the three, I don't need to buy anything else like the 3.5'' adapter, do I?
I also read something about different architectures, MLC and I can't remember the other one. Does it make a difference which one I get?