No no, what makes them good, not which ones are good >_< Is it just performance?
Several of them, like the GT series (which I'm looking forward to getting one) and the 3 series. Link is here. The Intel series is excellent choice, too ... but the price is high.
I'm waiting for Corsair's SSD's to come down in price. Those are damn, damn good.What makes corsair SSDs "damn, damn good"? :x I was having trouble deciding between brands (no idea what's good~), but in the end I picked up two Intel 330 SSDs (120GB) for ~US$200.
(feel free to correct me if im wrong)
it is performance, but like a LOT
just think about this:
a hard drive, even the high tier ones (10k rpm), have spinning parts, the discs themselves, so even though it spins at 10 rpm, there is that time for the reader to go to the local adress of the data bit and retrieve it, even at 10k rpm it takes time
a SSD is basically RAM memory (correct me if im wrong) that does not "erase" when you shut down your PC. which means it has instant (almost) read/write abilities.
again, since there are no spinning parts it is (theoretically) more durable since there is less "wear" (this I am not sure)
so, what does that mean?
Boot you PC from a hard drive, even with the most epic shit ever, a hard drive will still take about 20-ish seconds to boot up everything (from the moment you press the button to the moment you open Chrome/FF/iE)
from what I hear SSD's take less than 10 seconds from the moment you press the button to the moment you open Chrome/FF/IE)
thats how much faster loads, and thats for the OS, same goes for games/media/shit