The only SSD drive that I can recommend at this time, after extensive research, are the X25-M drives from Intel. I have one of them in my MacBook and Mac Pro. They are used for the OS and the applications. I only have the 80GB version, but how I have things set up this works fine for such a small drive. Let me come back to that, but first point you to a few articles. I’m linking to the conclusion pages. You can dig further into them if interested.
- This is the review from September 2008 sold me on the Intels.
- This review from March 2009 revisits the state of SSD’s.
- This article addresses the fix Intel issued for the slowdown of the drives over time.
- Linus Torvalds on the Intel X25-M: “That thing absolutely rocks.”
Update: August 30th, 2009