So I've gone and bought a new (secondhand but barely used) laptop, clean installed windows, and then have discovered its fitted with a Patriot PS-100 128GB SSD after I noticed some performance issues - which is not performing well and is more than a little unstable with files doing random disappearing acts (especially given the remainder of the system is quite stupidly powerful and fast). I'm now looking at my options to upgrade the SSD to something that is going to be faster (the patriot is maxxed out at SATA II, So hence I am looking at SATA III), possibly higher capacity (given prices are coming down), and is going to be a nice stable platform for me to work on and use. If it wasn't for the instability I was noticing I would be happy with the patriot, but given its the only weakness in the system I need to do something about it.
If anyone has any experience with the following, I would love to hear your opinions, and if you know any other models that do a good job, would really like to hear about it.
My ideas thus far:
Crucial M4 128GB SATA III- This thing is known to work with my laptop, good price, highly reliable and fast.
Samsung 830 128GB SATA III- From what I have read this thing is like the crucial a standard to be compared against.
Sandisk Extreme 128GB SATA III SSD - Somewhat cheaper, but looks to compete well with the big boys.
I probably can't afford to go above the price for the 128s as my budget post laptop purchase is limited.