OCZ Vertex 4 SSD Benchmark on LinuxFri 11 May 2012
Just got one of these OCZ Vertext 4 SSDs to replace an Agility model which was pretty amazing. The write speed is advertised as slower but more consistent with different kinds of data. bonnie++ run:
Note you should update the firmware on this drive before using it, they doubled the write speed on some models recently. I installed version 1.4RC before formatting the drive. You can get it here: http://www.ocztechnology.com/ssd_tools/OCZ_Vertex_4/ The only bad part is they don't have an updater for Linux or iOS, I had to use a friends windows box to run it.
If you have never used an SSD I would look for a cheap SF-2281 or Indilinx 60-64GB they can be found for $50-70 now. Assuming you aren't lacking in RAM or have a five year old CPU, its the single biggest noticable upgrade you can make to a computer. A browser loading in a split second becomes the new normal. Copying an 8GB virtual machine image? Don't go get a coffee, its done in 20 seconds.