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I realize this is an older thread, but I was researching the Intel 330 family of SSDs, and noticed this from an AnandTech review:
"The biggest problem with Intel's SSD 330 really stems from the limitations of its SandForce controller. Performance with incompressible (or software encrypted) data is hardly competitive. As an unencrypted OS/application drive the 330 is great, but if you're planning on using software encryption or will be primarily storing photos, videos and music you'll want to opt for a drive based on a different controller technology."
Whether or not the typical HTPC user would notice a difference - I don't know. But at least in terms of specs, if the HTPC will use the SSD to download videos, record TV, and play videos - all at the same time in some cases - seems like AnandTech thinks a non-Sandforce drive could be a better choice. Wondering if anyone here who owns the Intel SSD 240GB drive has a comment?