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post #21 of 31
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Originally Posted by tw33k;13813347 
Plugging the Intel drive into a SATA 6GB/s port won't do anything, it'll just run at it's normal speed. The difference in performance between SATA 3GB/s and 6GB/s is only noticeable in benchmarks.

I disagree with the post above (maybe something is wrong with his) An SSD is the best upgrade you can do. Everything is so much faster

Incorrect. Only the programs/games installed on the ssd will see speed increases. This is why I typically only recommend larger ssd's (150gb+) to new builders. I'm going with an Intel 320 160gb next week...
post #22 of 31
IMO, I don't think you'll regret it if you go with almost any SSD unless they're known to have problems. (Some have fixes/recalls)

In my experience, the M4 made everything noticeably faster for me, not just boot times. This is real time, I don't mean only benchmarks.

Works 100% so far in the month I've had it, no slowdowns what-so-ever. I'm not sure why in the Newegg reviews some users get "freezing up or stalling" issues, I've never had that problem.
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M4 is faster than the C300 because the M4 is belongs to the latest generation of SSD from Crucial. The M4 was released this year and you could say it aims to replace the C300 completely.

Read/write speeds are pretty self explanatory - these figures refers to the maximum data read/write speeds, and all this happens on a daily basis on any machine - data is read when you load an application because it needs to load the files, etc and data is written when you install or copy over files.
You would think that (newer= must be better, faster) but.. From Anandtech's M4 review: "I'm not sure whether to call the m4 an evolutionary upgrade in performance or a shift in performance. Write speed is faster across the board, but read speed took a definite hit compared to the C300." http://www.anandtech.com/show/4253/t...-ssd-review/12


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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
Incorrect. Only the programs/games installed on the ssd will see speed increases. This is why I typically only recommend larger ssd's (150gb+) to new builders. I'm going with an Intel 320 160gb next week...
I thought that as well, and it holds true if you have Windows doing nothing in the background. However, multitasking got much faster/smoother with the SSD. I didn't have "hitching" in games due to disc access before, but that's because I had a habit of closing -everything- before gaming. That's no longer necessary. Also, Alt/Tabbing was quick before, but now it's instantaneous.

It's not so much "speed increase" as it is a more smooth experience. Personally, I wouldn't recommend larger SSDs to new builders simply because the cost is frightening. When you can get the 160gb Intel you're going to buy for $100-120, then we're talking.
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I am currently looking into purchasing a ssd but I need reliability and space. I'd also like to increase my systems speed over what I currently have. I've done a little research and am beginning to settle between the Crucial RealSSD C300 or the Intel X25-M.

I am a bit apprehensive though after reading some of these newegg reviews of a lot of people having drives arrive doa.

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Can you guys confirm if the M4 is capable of working in a Sata II slot?
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Can you guys confirm if the M4 is capable of working in a Sata II slot?
Yes, it is backward compatible.
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Can anyone tell me how I can make a poll? So I can put all 5 SSD's in a poll so people can vote, I think it will also make it easier for others with similar questions.
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Can anyone tell me how I can make a poll? So I can put all 5 SSD's in a poll so people can vote, I think it will also make it easier for others with similar questions.
Start a new thread and down the bottom there is an option to add a poll
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric View Post
Incorrect. Only the programs/games installed on the ssd will see speed increases. This is why I typically only recommend larger ssd's (150gb+) to new builders. I'm going with an Intel 320 160gb next week...
Well duh!
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Yes, it is backward compatible.
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