Originally Posted by slaWter
The Intel 520 was supposed to be available starting November 4th. But that didn't happen obviously. The drives are still listed for a Q4 release on Intel's latest SSD roadmap. And the 710s are now available, so the road would be clear for the 510 refresh. But honestly, once you have an SSD, the differences between SSDs are hard to notice in everyday usage. First generation SSD vs current generation SSD is different but the 520 will just be a refresh, you shouldn't worry too much about it.
Thanks for this info. Is it safe to say that it is not worth waiting for the Intel 520 SSDs? I heard they were suppose to be the fastest SSDs around. Will there be a noticeable difference between the 510 and the 520 in real-world scenarios?
Secondly, how are Hitachi HDDs? I read about the Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB and it seems to be the fastest (or one of the fastest) HDDs around (if I am not mistaken). How do they compare to Western Digital HDDs, especially the Caviar Black?