The site below should give you a good idea of what brands to buy. Best SSD & HDD April 2011 | Hardware Revolution
I'm also Victorian, so if we can find a good product, I can help you find a store around your area that sells them cheap. I know a few small computer shops that sell hardware and components just as cheap as buying online.
Anyway, some good brands that sell SDDs/HDDs in my opinion are (in no particular order):
I've linked all of them to their websites if you want to have a browse of them. I have both WD and Seagate hard drives and they're great. The rest I haven't used but Intel is generally a good brand so it's safe to trust their products. Samsung is also pretty big in the technology industry so it would be safe to assume that their decent too. I've never used Corsair or OCZ products but from what I've heard, they're quite good.
By the way, what's your price range? And would you prefer space or speed? Hard drives have more space by far but solid state drives are a lot faster.