Hrmm I have a $10 credit from newegg which would bring this down to $.50/gig. Not sure whether I should take the risk with it though. Would the 830 be a better choice? I don't want to have to deal with RMA if the drive doesn't work.
OCZ remains the riskiest choice. The Newegg link lists 25% of the reviews as 1-star. Paying closer to $90 for one of the more reliable brands or something with an intel, samsung, or marvell controller (like the current Plextor deal) would be well spent. Those all go on sale regularly.