Originally Posted by Sean Webster
I updated the OP a little. Mostly with the recommendations.
Thanks for the update on the Sandforce asynchronous/synchronous/toggle section. After doing extensive research here and elsewhere, I now believe there are some users (heavy cycle usage), myself included, who can get more out of using a toggle/sync SF SSD as their OS/apps drive. I do quite a bit of Vmware, productivity, and smaller development kind of things, and while there's always more risk with SF, I see no harm giving it a test drive. I'm going to keep my original m4 128gb for static programs, games, etc, but I think I'd eventually like to have the intensive stuff happening on a longer lasting 3xnm (5000 cycle rating) SF SSD like Patriot's Wildfire or something that comes out this spring/summer.
I reached most of my conclusions with your info, coupled with a quirky, yet very cool user from the Bit-Tech forums named PocketDemon, as well as some reading over on [H]. I also looked at anand's Storage Bench 2011 Heavy/Light workload quite a bit, as I feel my usage is somewhere in between.
Edit: Sean, do you think you could add Patriot's Pyro SE (Second Edition) to the front page? I'm sure you're aware that its a synchronous 2x nand SSD, but I think others may be unaware due to Patriot not releasing their middle tier SF-2281 SSD until late October. I know some people are sorta meh about SF, but its crazy to see people going crazy over an asynchronous Corsair Force 3 120gb for $120 deal, while completely ignoring a synchronous Pyro SE 60gb on sale for ~$70.Edited by Jocelyn84 - 1/17/12 at 8:58pm