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Crucial's M500 series. Fast, thrifty and reliable. Plus they have a 960GB version for a reasonable price.
Sandisk Extreme series. Some models sport 2 million hour MTBFs - double most of the competition.
Transcend's 720 series has its fans. No exceptional specs, but they've been in the flash business for a long time and know how to put out a quality product.
But SSDs don't only come in SATA-based, drive-shaped packages. Another popular way to use SSDs is as PCIe cards, especially for servers, though hard-core gamers also buy them.
Big advantage: lower latency since they don't have to go through the entire storage stack to read and write data.