After checking my Windows + Program Files sizes, (170GB together), realised I should suck it up and go for a 200+GB drive. Thing is, the Sandisk 240GB drive is only £160. AND, from a shop that's ~15mins drive away (whereas OCUK charges £8 for shipping), so as good as the same price as the half-sized intel drive.
Question is, has anyone used/experienced a Sandisk drive? Are they decent? Drive failure won't be the end of the world, but I really don't want any hassle from it.
Storage Review make the argument that:
When considering variables beyond SSD performance like endurance, compatibility and reliability, we generally find those who own key storage technologies to have an advantage. Though some SSD companies do a good job of assembling other people's components, there's substantial benefit when in SanDisk's case, you have both the NAND fab and engineering knowhow that competitors don't. Drive reliability tends to be better, but from the consumer perspective, a great advantage may be responsiveness to issues via rapid firmware updates. When evaluating an SSD, such support is important, especially in this enthusiast SSD category.
I'm hesitant, because I don't read much about their drives, and there's no TR review yet
Secondly: Can you set up a drive to boot from a backup partition? Ideally, I'd like to have the SSD (Windows + programs) backed up maybe once every two weeks, but to a partition that is bootable, should the SSD go dark. Possible?