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I *think* I have narrowed it down to these two drives. I'm looking for a 120/128GB drive then my upgrade is complete.

I am on SATA II right now but may upgrade in a year or two to SATA 3.

Looking at the below graphs and comments please could you advise if I should go for the OCZ Vertex 3 (120GB) or should I save £30 ($50) and go for the Crucial M4 (128GB, I don't think having an extra 8GB is much of an issue btw).

Is there any real term difference between these two that is noticeable?

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/...d.php?t=269791
Edited by qadri - 4/26/11 at 7:15pm
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http://www.behardware.com/news/11410...intel-510.html
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The Vertex 3 seems slightly faster... picking one up myself soonish.
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Both would so fine really I personally would go with M4 because it's cheaper and has 8 gigs more... performance wise you won't notice any difference
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mmm...

This drive will be used for reading and writing as I have returned the Samsung 1TBs. I don;t need them as I have only used 40GB on my current HD, I'll keep the current HD in case I need to dump family photos or video clips on there.

Because it will be used for my daily apps and files (MS Office/Internet) I was thinking the Vertex 3 will show quite a bit of difference with 500+ write speed (as well as the super fast 500+ read speeds) but the reviews plus you guys seem to be saying there is not much between them?
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In real life you won't see any difference...it's all about benches
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In that case I might just go for the Crucial M4. Why pay more when there is no difference!

In fact I think in some of the benchmarks the M4 is very slightly better (in the area where it matters most)

Are Crucial drives more reliable than OCZ too? I have heard OCZ have higher failure rates?
Edited by qadri - 4/27/11 at 3:05am
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With your current system I would advise the Crucial M4.
Cheaper and potentially more reliable.
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Ok, I'm inclined towards the Crucial M4.

One question though, on paper the Vertex 3 shows massively higher write speeds (500 mb/s VS 175 on the M4) so would there not be a significant real term difference there?

(I will be using the drive for both read and write and would pay slightly extra for a noticeable difference)
Edited by qadri - 4/27/11 at 7:11am
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Ok, I'm inclined towards the Crucial M4.

One question though, on paper the Vertex 3 shows massively higher write speeds (500 mb/s VS 175 on the M4) so would there not be a significant real term difference there?

(I will be using the drive for both read and write and would bay slightly extra for a noticeable difference)
Those are sequential speeds. You would only notice a difference if you wrote a lot of large sized files onto your SSD.

Get the M4 and save some money.
    
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