In the last year, I have had over two dozen SSDs fail between me and many of my client's boxes. However, the only SSDs that work without a problem (and never had one) are:
Plextor M3Pro & M5Pro
Everything else, especially the junk-ass Corsair, Crucial, and OCZ drives are just that - junk. Primarily the Corsair drives - I had 3 die in the first 3 weeks of installing it, and of course, they sent me a refurb even though I bought the drive new. So, they send me another, it dies.
Actually, it's not the manufacturer's fault - it's just that SandForce controllers are weak and horrible, reliability-wise. They are fast, but they also die fast.
My data cluster on my big box is RAID 6ADG 15K SCSI 300GB disks, and the controllers are mirrored also. That's reliability - never powered off and so far, one cluster is approaching 5 years constant uptime.
My Visual Studio/Lightroom portable? Fujitsu T731, Core i7, 16GB DDR3, Plextor 512GB SSD - fast, smooth, reliable and holds about 13 hours battery life.
Next drive for the desktop environment: http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/storage/display/20130408232555_WD_s_HGST_Unveils_World_s_First_Solid_State_Drives_with_SAS_12Gb_s_Interface.html