Originally Posted by Fourstaff
Until you hit the stores and try to compare between last year's models, this years models, premium lines, budget lines, etc. In many cases, you have very decent last year models cheaper than the budget this year's models and outperforms it etc.
Totally agree, a few years ago when i bought my first ssd, a vertex 2, there was only a few major vendors, and they were bs expensive too, now, its a nightmare trying to compare prices and specs, almost any ssd wil do a great job coming of solid platter, but, why not get the best for your money though, especially if the diff is only, say, 10-20-30 odd dollars too.
I should have said the type of controller too as a btw, ie sandforce indilinx etc etc. as youd know already.
and sometimes specs on paper dont give real world perf or long term perf characteristics or typical usage scenarios.