I plan on upgrading my Macbook 5.1 (mid-2009 Core 2 Duo 2.13 with 2GB of RAM) with some extra RAM and an SSD. One of the drives I'm looking at is the 180GB Intel 330. However, after googling the drive it seems like everyone is experiencing sudden freezes (the dreaded beach ball of death). At first I thought that this problem was related to Sandforce-based drives only, but after doing some more reading it looks like drives based on other controllers (Samsung, Crucial) are experiencing the same problems.
I realise that user experiences published on forums tend to be rather negative in stead of positive. So I guess that that's why I'm starting this thread to find out if there are users out there with a similar setup that can reduce my hesitancy to upgrade by sharing their experiences.