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Looks great. I'm not one for solely relying on benchmarks, they give a vague idea of how a device performs but can't tell the story when used in a real-life scenario. My Crucial C300 should arrive soon, for use on my X58 SATA II board. Should be similar performance as your drive/board, the P6T V2 has a similar chipset, unless you're using it with a plug-in SATA III controller.
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I'm also considering these drives and the Intel 510 as OS disk. I dont think to see any perceptible difference in real world usage, so the key factors are:
1-price
2-reliability
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I'm also considering these drives and the Intel 510 as OS disk. I dont think to see any perceptible difference in real world usage, so the key factors are:
1-price
2-reliability
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.
    
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So I just replaced my Corsair F120 raid0 with Crucial M4 256GB. I am incredibly pleased so far. System feels much "snappier" and I'm no longer experiencing the lock ups I was having with the Corsairs. (You can read about that here if you are interested). I was even able to successfully use sleep mode

The benchmarks aren't as good of course, but I feel like this a prime example of how in many cases benchmarks can be taken with a grain of salt.

Edit: For what its worth, I did a full backup of Raid0 array using Acronis True Image trial and restored it to the M4 using boot disc. Alignment was preserved. Nifty program- think I'm going to buy it

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You made a wise choice! Now, put that puppy on a Sata III controller and see it beat your previous RAID0...
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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:
http://www.behardware.com/articles/8...nd-256-gb.html

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 100€ 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 50€, 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.
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