Trying to decide on which SSD to get for a new build.
I am mostly interested in the real world performance, such as windows boot time, file copying, application load times, and more importantly game loading times.
There are a few reviews that have mentioned that Intel 520 was outperformed by the likes of Vertex 4 and Plextor M3 Pro. From the theoretical synthetic benchmarks I can see where that is true, however, from the real world scenarios listed above Intel 520 seems to actually dominate both Vertex 4 and Plextor M3 Pro.
Am I missing something? Since I have picked up a 240GB 520 for 209.99 from newegg, should I keep it or look for something newer/better?
Reviews with the real world scenario benchamrks:
Look at the bottom of the page for the real world usage section
Page 8 and check out page 9
And there were some others I can't really find right now.
So assuming they are around the same price, is Intel 520 really faster (240GB/256GB real world scenarios) than Crucial M4, Samsung 830, Plextor M3 Pro, Mushkin Chronos Deluxe, OCZ Vertex 4, etc...?