Originally Posted by Slayer33
I recommend the M4. I picked it up for $215 shipped 2 weeks ago. So far its been great and once all setup I've had no issues!
I love it!
I would say tho that the Intel 510 is potentially more reliable based on Intels track record. They also have the toolbox for Intel SSDs.
But the cheapest 510 I could find was $260 and wasn't worth the additional cost over the M4.
That's my 0.02.
I'm debating the same thing.
This test is a must read for anybody interested in crucial c300 and m4 drives:
Even the 64GB M4 is a viable option for me (i'll be using a 300gb intel 310 anyway for games/documents/pictures and music), and at less than 100â‚¬ is a terrible bargain. In this size the c300 is overall slower, in 120gb size they are comparable in real-world performance.
The m4 seems also more solid, firmware-wise.
In euroland the price premium that intel demands for the 510 (120gb) is about 50â‚¬, which is way too much. I'm more concerned about compatibility
than psysical reliability, since i can always reinstall the OS from image in case of drive failure.
The sandforce 2xxx issues are way too much for me to risk lots of headaches in the new build.
I'm definitely heading towards a m4, deciding the size now.