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OCZ are yet to answer my support ticket but in it I requested another RMA but this time for a full refund on my Vertex 3 120GB SSD. All going well, I should have about £200 back (what I originally spent). I'm now considering alternatives and both of these are on my list:

Scan UK - Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB
Scan UK - Intel 510 120GB
(I know, the UK is ultra-expensive for these things!!)

Intel's seems to be a little bit faster, particularly in writes. However, Intel's has pretty low IOPS whereas Crucial's are pretty good. What are your suggestions?
I'd prefer the speeds offered by the bigger (240GB) variants but they cost more than I'm wanting to spend.
    
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I just ordered a 128gb M4. It was 30% cheaper than what I could get a 510 for, that was my main reason for going for the M4.

Performance wise, they are close, M4 faster in some categories and 510 faster in others. It's really a toss up.

I heard more good things about the M4 so I went that way, but I heard that Intels reliability it tops, more so for the X-25 and 320, the jury is still out on the 510 even tho it has started off well.
    
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Intel is more reliable, but I go with Crucial M4 because it is cheaper and still works pretty well.
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I would get the M4. I will get the 128gb as my next upgrade.
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I'm considering the exact same drives.
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the m4 is a better choice. usually you cant feel the write diff since you dont write often. upgraded my old samsung pm800 64gb to a m4 64gb . lol
     
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Intel for reliability for me. Never had a problem with any of mine over 3 generations now.
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Get a C300 any random 4k read write benchmarks Ive seen the older C300 beats the newer drives hands down I had a Vertex3 for a week was so pissed off at the poor benchmarks I sold it and got a C300 128gb. I think the new drives 25nm nand ARE a con
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Thanks for the replies. I've read this review:

HEXUS.net - Crucial 128GB M4 SSD Review

The benchmarks there compare it to loads of SSDs including the Intel 510 120GB SSD. It seems that the only benchmark when the Intel 510 120GB SSD is faster than the Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB SSD is on ATTO write, and not by much. On the rest, Crucial takes Intel. Of course, the SandForce SF-2281 drives seem to be the highest performers but that road only led me to frustration..!
It's looking like the M4 for me!
    
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Good decision!
    
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