Originally Posted by Servando Silva
With all the problems I've heard about the Crucial C300 Firmware's I wouldn't recommend it. I think that controllers needs to mature a little bit more. The vertex EX in the other hand, is way to expensive.
Are those the only options available for you?
Servando: what problems? The only problems I'm aware of are the firmware upgrade issues, which are limited to updating on a SATA-3GB/s controller instead of 6GB/s. If you're not upgrading firmware, then there aren't any problems that I'm aware of.
The Vertex EX is an SLC drive from the Indilinx era. It will offer nothing for the enthusiast, because it's designed for long-term 24/7 durability more than speed.