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Crucial M4 128GB or C300 256GB for £40 more

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After being advised on this forum to go for a Crucial M4 instead of a Vertex 3 (as there is no real term difference between the two and the fact I'd save cash):

I have just come across a C300 256GB I can get hold of pretty cheap but still about £40 ($60) more than the M4 128GB.

Now, I don't need all that space because currently I'm only using about 50GB of total hard disk but in terms of performance which is the better? I'll have quite a bit of headroom free with the 128GB but even more with the 256GB so will that make a difference too?

I will use the drive for practically everything as I don't have masses of data that needs storing (so read and write). So the key question is performance and whether the extra $40 is worth it.
post #2 of 15
The added space won't make a difference in performance if you only use about 50GB worth of data. It is only once you start filling the SSD to 75%+ that it starts to affect the performance, but for only $60 USD more I would grab the C300 256GB just because it doesn't hurt to have the extra space.
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I would go for c300...in the daily use you won't feel any difference and double the size is more than welcome!
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With bigger capacity, you will have potentially higher write speeds. But I don't think it is noticeable in real life applications. If you say that the price difference between 128GB and 256GB is only £40, I would rush to get that cheap C300, despite being a bit older now.
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Thanks guys.

So say I never go over a 100GB what is the advantage in spending the extra £40 (or max £50) for the C300 256GB?

(I'm not bothered about older and newer in the market but more about performance and reliability).
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Thanks guys.

So say I never go over a 100GB what is the advantage in spending the extra £40 (or max £50) for the C300 256GB?

(I'm not bothered about older and newer in the market but more about performance and reliability).
None what-so-ever. But, personally I would just spend the extra $60 just in-case you do happen to use about half of the drive and just for the fact that it's twice the capacity for only $60 more, etc. But to each his own.
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post #7 of 15
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lol look at this:

http://www.overclock.net/ssd/985483-...300-256gb.html

When asking about the Vertex 3 120GB vs the C300 256GB on this the votes are split down the middle whereas I have been advised on here to go for a M4 over the Vertex 3, and perhaps now to go for the C300 256GB over the M4 128GB!?!

Now that's a puzzler! In reality he's in the same situation as me!
post #8 of 15
C300 and M4 (C400) perform about the same. For twice the capacity at only $60 more I would opt for the C300 drive (since the performance difference between them is negligible).
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None what-so-ever. But, personally I would just spend the extra $60 just in-case you do happen to use about half of the drive and just for the fact that it's twice the capacity for only $60 more, etc. But to each his own.
If you need extra space, why dont you pick up a 500 GB Black or something? If youre just going to be booting and put a few other applications on it, that would be the best option.
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Aznboy1993 View Post
C300 and M4 (C400) perform about the same. For twice the capacity at only $60 more I would opt for the C300 drive (since the performance difference between them is negligible).
^ this

If you look here http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/ssd.aspx
You will see that the price difference between 128 and 256 is £180. And if you say you can get 256 only for £40 premium, go for it!
Edited by XSCounter - 4/27/11 at 5:16pm
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