I'm looking to replace my DVD drive on my Unibody MacBook Pro with an SSD drive.
What specs should I look for in buying an SSD drive (128 gig) for using it to host a Windows 7 VM (VMWare Fusion)
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I run 4 to 5 Fusion virtual machines simultaneously and spin up and down another 3 or 4 regularly. My suspend and restore speeds are down to about 2 seconds on the SSD. I could never go back.
The big thing to keep in mind is the lack of TRIM support for non-Apple SSD drives in OS X.
Update: Another data point to consider
The OWC Electra uses Asynchronous Flash and the OWC Extreme uses Synchronous Flash. I upgraded from a 3G 240GB Extreme to a 6G 480GB Electra. I haven't performed any benchmarks but the Electra seems as fast if not faster than the older Extreme even though the HardOCP article would suggest otherwise.