I use a 64GB Indilinx based ocz vertex on an older sata1 chip set, running 24/7 for ~18mths with an above average amount of writes per day, nothing major; just an occasional download, some tv shows via bittorrent and OS updates (which are daily)
This is also without ACHI / TRIM and only relying on the garbage collection.
Speeds went initially from ~128MB/sec to ~111MB/sec which isn't too bad
It also needs a firmware upgrade but the utility won't detect the drive with this laptop.
This is a "budget" drive and still works great.
When I get my new drive it's going to be Intel, 5 series or might even go for a 7 series enterprise drive.
I don't like the way these can die with no warning.
With mechanical drives:
I've always got notification when one is on it's way out and had a chance to save 99.9% of the data.
Leaving out the obvious dropping the HDD, lightning strike etc, i'm sure there's people who've lost 100% of data with no chance of saving it, I suspect with consumer grade SSD's the percentage is higher. We also expect a 5yr old HDD to be near EOL, but the endurance specs on a SSD exceed a HDD, even on consumer drives so you don't even think about failure in the first 3yrs.
Sandforce also seem to let their clients do their testing for them.
vendor (sorry work mode) "manufacturer" seems to have had major issues with Sandforce based drives at some point.
Intel seems to be the only one who puts stability, in lets face it the most important part of your PC; first.
I plan my next build will have a small "high-grade" (~32GB) ssd for the OS, another ~128GB "hi-grade" for virtualbox or KVM (basically vmware) OS builds. (this is due to constant writes/erases - hdd would do till I get the cash)
All my bulk data mirrored will be on a nas tucked away under the stairs.
If I was running Windows I'd get an Intel 5 or 7 series drive for the OS and the 128GB for games, then mechanical for the bulk data.
I think everyone should switch to a nas setup if your storage requirements exceed ~128GB
My main point, stick with Intel for your next SSD (Samsung 8 series 2nd)
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