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I'm looking to pick up a new SSD, never ended up ordering my f90 as my car decided to break down as I was about to order it lol.

I'm torn between a intel series 320 80gb and a crucial m4.

The intel is £130 but comes with a free game.

The crucial is £114. Not sure if the intel is worth the extra for only a little bit more storage.

Which would you choose between the two?

Also can get this but not sure if its good or not mushkin IO 64gb SSD £79
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Get it here for £90. The new Crucial series is much better than the new Intel series. I hope this helps.
    
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Originally Posted by Metroid;13316758 
Get it here for £90. The new Crucial series is much better than the new Intel series. I hope this helps.

Cheers man, thats from overclockers including postage for that price. I live in northern Ireland so postage is always abit more frown.gif.

Is it really worth getting an M4 since I've only got sata 2?
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Originally Posted by gilljoy;13316840 
Cheers man, thats from overclockers including postage for that price. I live in northern Ireland so postage is always abit more frown.gif.

Is it really worth getting an M4 since I've only got sata 2?

Alternatively get from Scan http://www.scan.co.uk/products/64gb-crucial-realssd-m4-25-sata-6gb-s-ssd-mlc-flash-read-415mb-s-write-95mb-s for the same price £90

Yes even SATA 2, http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/356?vs=358
    
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I would personally take the Intel drive because of their incredible reliability. The Crucial drive has higher read/write and IOPS so its should be faster and more snappy, however I doubt that you would ever notice the difference.

Don't look at SATA II vs. SATA III to much.
post #6 of 18
Reliability may be the same both uses the same controller and nand.

"To take care of the high end Intel created a new drive: the Intel SSD 510 (codename Elmcrest) and it uses a Marvell 9174 6Gbps controller. "

"The Marvell 9174 is the same controller Micron uses in its C400 and the same controller in Corsair’s Performance Series 3 SSDs. In fact, I recently received a Corsair P3. Pop off the lid and you’ll see the very same controller Intel is using in the 510:"

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4202/the-intel-ssd-510-review/2
    
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post #7 of 18
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hmmh so far one for the intel the rest for the crucial, very very hard to decide, especially wither the extra 16gb of storage (unformatted) + the free game is worth the extra £15
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post #8 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Metroid;13317012 
Reliability may be the same both uses the same controller and nand.

"To take care of the high end Intel created a new drive: the Intel SSD 510 (codename Elmcrest) and it uses a Marvell 9174 6Gbps controller. "

"The Marvell 9174 is the same controller Micron uses in its C400 and the same controller in Corsair’s Performance Series 3 SSDs. In fact, I recently received a Corsair P3. Pop off the lid and you’ll see the very same controller Intel is using in the 510:"

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4202/the-intel-ssd-510-review/2

I was talking about failure rates.

Intel 0.59%
Corsair 2.17%
Crucial 2.25%
Kingston 2.39%
OCZ 2.93%

And the 320 series is supposed to be even more reliable.
post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by CULLEN;13317247 
I was talking about failure rates.

Intel 0.59%
Corsair 2.17%
Crucial 2.25%
Kingston 2.39%
OCZ 2.93%

And the 320 series is supposed to be even more reliable.

The failure rate was for the old series which I personally think is even more reliable than these new series reason for not using a third party controller.

I still prefer the old series X25 than these new ones. For the crucial applies the same C300 is still a great SSD.

The vertex 3 is the way to go and much better than the vertex 2 in every way.
    
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post #10 of 18
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So by the looks of it failure rate is pretty low for all of them and shouldnt be an issue with any manufacturer if it dies?
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