Agreed! Moving to a SSD is the biggest upgrade one can do to their system, IMHO. When we were seeing OCZ, as well as other manufacturers blowing out inventory at really cheap prices, I bought 3 OCZ drives. Two 512Gb vertex 4's, and an Agility 256. After 9-10 months I'm pleased to report no issues with any drive. One drive rocks Ubuntu Linux, the others Windows 7.
My son graduated from college this passed May. While he was at work, I swapped a recently purchased Agility 4 for his mechanical drive. He was pleased as hell when he came home and fired up his system. He let out with a really loud "Wow" as he fired up applications, and watched them instantly come up.
I noticed Samsung recently announced a 1Gb drive. I hope other manufacturers will release a 1Gb unit soon, so there will be some competition, price wise. I want one, preferably from OCZ.
Oops, make that a 1 TB SSD drive recently announced by Samsung. Hope OCZ announces one soon. I'm sold on their gear. I also have an OCZ modular power supply in my main system. I've never had a problem with any of their products.
Additionally, when I replaced my sons Western Digital mechanical drive, I used the Western Digital Acronis software, available for download from Western Digital's web site. It worked well, and the price is right, as in free.
I've been using R4 and VeloDrive to accelerate the build process for my work and they smoke everything! and a much better price than the FusionIO stuff (and easier to install), they are a much better value than their competition for PCI solutions