I have been fortunate enough to have several of the Intel X25-E SSD drives, and I love them. Sadly, they are for work. The good news being I didn’t pay for them, the bad that they are AT work, not in my home systems. I have tested them as OS drives, data drives, etc. and they rock at everything. They even RAID well, which is great. I got over 600 MB/s throughput under Windows XP with 6 of them in RAID 0. So they are pretty cool.
I’d buy several for home use if the prices were more reasonable. I’d be seriously tempted at $1.50 a gig, and would likely buy at $1 a gig. But the Intel drives, though among the best available, are around $13 a gig, which is just WAY too much, even for business use. If the other makers, like OCZ, can overcome the controller issues that have been a problem, and get more consistent performance, there should be alternatives to the Intel that are more affordable. But right now they are all to high. I hope the manufacturers realize that they are hurting themselves if they keep the pricing so high. But if they can get the prices down to reasonable levels, I will use these drives for sure.