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I was thinking it would be the Vertex 3, but the Anandtech review has me worried. I'm not very educated with SSD's and the benchmarks are quite confusing to me.

So my question is what drive should I get? I want 120-128GB for the OS, essential programs, Photoshop, a few games, etc. I don't do any 3D rendering or any of that stuff, my most taxing activity (besides gaming) will be ripping and encoding HD video from blu-ray discs.

Is the C300 128GB my best bet? That $199 sale price is enticing. Then again, I don't want to regret the purchase in 3 weeks if I'll be able to get something a hell of a lot faster for another $50ish. What should I do?

FWIW, I've never used an SSD before.
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vertex's 300 dollar premium would be there for a good couple of weeks if not month, speed wise vertex 3 has everything fast except it's random read.
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Find the one with the most Random IOPS. Sequential speeds don't matter as much.

I think the new intel ssds came out already
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Find the one with the most Random IOPS. Sequential speeds don't matter as much.

I think the new intel ssds came out already

Random 4 KB Reads: Up to 20,000 IOPS; Writes: Up to 8,000 IOPS
intel's new ssd
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OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD: Max I/O Per Second (IOPS): 60,000 IOPS (4KB File)

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=HD-071-OC&groupid=701&catid=14&subcat=1427

As for sequential speeds, they're around the 500MB/s mark for SATA-6Gbps.
    
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