My old HDD is really starting to show its age now, so i want some worthy SSD's and let my PC feel young again! I'm seeking at least 500gb of space, doesn't matter if it's Hybrid :3
You'd be better served with a smaller SSD and a larger HDD for storage. As far as brands go, though, Intel all the way.
Alright, how are big SSD's though? I have read that the Intel brand is excellent even with 500gb+ storage
Just as good I'm sure, but super expensive. If you're just playing games, I think it's just as effective to use a smaller ssd and move things around with something like Steam Mover. If you're made of money though, by all means knock yourself out.
500GB of SSD is really expensive, get a smaller one for your OS and go-to games and another big regular HDD for all the other games/programs/stuff.
If money is no object then the Intel 520 480GB if a nice bit of kit, there is also the option of the 512GB OCZ Vertex 4. However that being said both of those drives cost in excess of $700 (at least where I'm from).
I have had my OCZ Vertex 3 and ADATA SSDs die on me. As for reliability I hear Intel is a great way to go but I personally am sticking to the Crucial M4's for now since they are just as reliable as the intels.
I have a 128GB Crucial M4 and I love it. I have seen some deals where you could pick one up for around 90. I wouldn't get any bigger than 256 because of the price, and would instead get a nice big HDD for really big files/programs.
@weirdo: An SSD will provide a considerable increase in performance ( application response time along with boot performance and general system productivity. Keep in mind though depending on your usage different SSDs which use different controllers can have different levels of optimization which may impact your usability.
Depending on total capacity needed you may want to consider a SSD Cache configuration you can find these drives from vendors like Crucial, Corsair and OCZ. These can combine with a modern generation mechanical HD to provide a very responsive system experience.
I would mirror the feedback of others and recommend you consider a 120 to 240 GB SSD as your primary and then a 2TB for large storage with a 60 SSD cache to enhance its performance. This should be a great option at providing the performance and response you want while also consider long term storage considers.
In regards to reliability in my internal testing i have found solid reliability among all vendors the key is more firmware support. In this regard validation is take to greater levels by some vendors such as Samsung, Intel and Crucial. That being noted drives from vendors like OCZ and Corsair and Patriot have met a solid level of maturity at this point with solid firmware releases. Hope this helps!
I've got a 128gb Samsung 830 as my primary drive and a 256gb samsung 830 for storing games on that I bought after the recent price drop. Can't say enough nice things about both of them!
My suggestion, given the recent lowering in prices, would be a 256gb Crucial M4. It won't cost as much as other SSDs, Crucial have a decent reputation for reliability and 256gb will be plenty of storage for your primary drive.