A couple exciting tidbits over at Weblogs.us:
Deciding on a SSD
As for the SSDs, the top candidate so far is the Intel 520 Series Solid-State Drive in the 480GB capacity. Intel’s reliability and 5 year warranty are the real clinchers… there a number of other manufacturers that offer nice drives but very few that offer 5 year warranties and the types of reliability that we’re interested in.
If we go with the Intel 520, we’ll have a number of the them in RAID1 or RAID5 configuration. More updates to follow and I’ll try to take some nice installation photos and perhaps some benchmarks.
Thanks to Kevin Knasel
Finally, thanks again to Kevin for the kind donation! He has been a pleasure to work with on a variety of projects and I’m excited to get these new SSDs installed soon
AnandTech – Intel SSD 520 Review: Cherryville Brings Reliability to SandForcehttp://www.anandtech.com/show/5508/intel-ssd-520-review-cherryville-brings-reliability-to-sandforceIntel was rumored to be working on a SandForce based drive for several months now, but even the rumors couldn’t encapsulate just how long Intel and SF has worked on this…
So far I see zero drawbacks to the 520 series other than cost, therefore 5/5 star rating!
UPDATE: as John Havlik pointed out, there are some other strong SSD contenders coming out soon… I’ll do some more checking on the best SSD and we’ll put Kevin Knasel’s kind contribution to the best use we canKevin Knasel SSD upgrade,