Thanks for the sharing prices on brands and the brand suggestion. I will check out the Toshiba. I don’t mind spending a little more if there is noticeable speed difference and more importantly better reliability, which I realize is hard to quantify. Good to know that between various 7.2 rpm’s the difference is not that big.
I am in the middle of a new upgrade to an ASUS Z97 PRO motherboard (from an older775). Basically, I am slowly upgrading everything and started with an i7 Intel CPU and z97 motherboard from the deals on the holidays in December. I did not know about using the SSD as cache for the slower HDD apps/games and using the Intel SRT. Something to consider for sure.