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Does any one have any user experience on these two drives?

M4

C300
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What do you want to know? The M4 is the newer model.
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performance wise?

any one's actual experience that can say ones better than the other?
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Post in the right section and you'll get better results .

Moved to SSD.
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From my knowledge on the C300, they are really awesome SSD with amazing random access read speeds, but I'm on firmware 02 on them since on the crucial forums there has been some issue with firmware 06 and 07 is suppose to fix it but some claim it has not. If I remember it has something to due with power saving feature.
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The C300 is faster in random access reads than the M4(better average performace and more iops), but the M4 has a fater sequential read and faster write speeds. But as a boot drive the write speeds don't matter that much. Here is a review of the M4 and it has comparison charts b/w the two and other ssd's including intel's and the vertex 3. http://www.anandtech.com/show/4253/t...400-ssd-review

I would say the C300 is better.
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id honestly take the M4, but i own a C300 its a great freaking drive, i have it in a no trim environment for 9 months and its still performing really damn good. I have a adata sandforce SF-1500 drive, but i perfer the C300 for my main rig.
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I just bought the M4 and it came in the mail yesterday. What can I say? Awesome drive. Works like an SSD. In real-world testing I probably won't notice any difference between this drive and any sandforce or vs. the c300 either.
    
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One thing to keep in mind is that the C300 uses the 34nm IMFT NAND flash and the M4 has the 25nm version of it. The 25nm has a shorter lifespan by quite some margin. The M4 gains some IOPS in write but is quite a bit slower in random read. The C300 is the better drive overall and I don't see too many situations where the M4 advantages would be put to good use.
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Both the C300 and M4 have the same rated write endurance:

36 TB for 64 GB drives
72 TB for 128+ GB drives.

Although, it is stated that the C300 was 'more conservative of a rating'.
Nonetheless, you could still write 40 GB every day for 5 years and still not populate 72 TB.
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