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Crucial M4 64GB vs. 128GB

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I noticed the 128GB is listed as having a faster write speed.
Can anyone who owns the drive actually confirm this? Or is it purely a marketing gimmick?
I'm willing to save up a bit more for the 128GB, despite not needing the space, if the write speed is actually that much better.

Crucial M4 64GB
Crucial M$ 128GB

On a similar note, should I even get the M4? Would the C300 be better?
Edited by VanillaCena - 5/16/11 at 3:57am
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That looks normal. Doubling the number of memory chips also doubles the bandwidth to the drive's controller. You can see this on a couple of other SSDs as well, like the Corsair Nova that I used to have. The 64GB model had a higher write speed.

Seeing that the M4 has higher read and write speed and only costs $10 more on Newegg, I'd go for the M4.

Edit: I just realized, you can see this on the C300 as well.
Edited by LemonSlice - 5/16/11 at 3:58am
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