From what I have read and seen the Vertex is probably the best buy for the money. Also, from what I read OCZ has some really helpful forums. You may want to visit the OCZ support forums. From what I have heard they are very good. Now with that being said I own 2 SSDs and neither is OCZ. I went with a corsair for my desktop. The pricepoint was better and it now supports TRIM in windows 7. I am also partial to samsung controllers.
Now for my 10v, given the price of the thing and the hardware limitations, I went with a 128gb kingston for 200 bucks with much slower write and read speeds. There is a thread on these forums about the kingston in which I posted my views of putting an SSD
in a netbook. In order to save everybody the repetition, in a nutshell having an SSD
the reads 200s is overkill for a netbook that can't handle the speed due to bottlenecks and also costs 200 bucks more. Plus the kingston at a read speed of 100 is still far faster than any HD, so you still win. Many people pointed out degredation and yes the kingston is more prone to it due to no TRIM or garbage collection but I reinstall my OS once a year and I don't write much to the SSD
in my netbook so I haven't seen much degredation at all. It is still fast as can be. Now if you wanna make sure your maxed on speed and have the extra money go with the Vertex. I chose to save the money being that my 10v only cost me 236 bucks. If I would have put a 128GB Vertex in I would have spent twice as much for the SSD
as I did on the netbook. As it stands I spent almost as much on the SSD
as the 10v.
A lot of people like to put in low capacity SSDs and the vertex at low capacities is cheaper, but I needed the storage and speed combination and the Kingston for 200 bucks less was a better deal for me.
Now for my high performance desktop I have a high performance corsair and it was worth every penny and that is where you can really see a difference.
Just my 2 cents and if you wanna get bored and read my long drawn out posts about the subject search for kingston SSD
here on the forum.