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Good to see your up and running, I too was glad to get rid of the Vertex3 128GB I had, it added 6 seconds to my boot time and wasn't as smooth running as the C300
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Good to see your up and running, I too was glad to get rid of the Vertex3 128GB I had, it added 6 seconds to my boot time and wasn't as smooth running as the C300
Oh the irony - problems and performance loss with the Vertex 3!
    
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I think it will fit here

Crucial m4 128gb

Crucial c300 128gb

M4 is cheaper
c300 has 4k read +10k iops

Why do ppl choose m4? Those 10k+ iops aren't relevant? I'm missing a big good poing to m4?
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I think it will fit here

Crucial m4 128gb

Crucial c300 128gb

M4 is cheaper
c300 has 4k read +10k iops

Why do ppl choose m4? Those 10k+ iops aren't relevant? I'm missing a big good poing to m4?
Well, the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD had 60,000 IOPS and even then, my Crucial M4 128GB SSD feels faster at both reading and writing with its 40,000/35,000 IOPS. I guess real-life use can indeed be different to benchmarks, even for SSDs.
    
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So, I just got back into town an hour ago, my M4 was sitting patiently in my mail box!

I was about to install it, but I noticed that a firmware update might possibly be necessary? Is this true? or can I just plug it in and install my OS and get going on it?

I have a bootable USB from a previous issue, do I need to update the firmware before I go ahead and install my drive?
    
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So, I just got back into town an hour ago, my M4 was sitting patiently in my mail box!

I was about to install it, but I noticed that a firmware update might possibly be necessary? Is this true? or can I just plug it in and install my OS and get going on it?

I have a bootable USB from a previous issue, do I need to update the firmware before I go ahead and install my drive?
I would update it to 0002 yeah. I did mine just before installing Windows 7 on it. Here's what I did:

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1. Use HP utility to create a bootable USB drive with Windows 98 boot files.
2. Extract the firmware update ISO image file contents to a temporary folder.
3. Make sure all the files extracted are in the root of the folder and contain no subfolders (BOOT\\ISOLINUX by default).
4. Extract the contents of the file BIOS2880.IMG, also to the root of the folder.
5. Now that all the files are present, copy them all to the USB drive's root (this replaces some such as Command.com).
6. Boot from the USB drive.
7. On booting, system asks to specify what Command.com file to use. Since there is one on the USB drive, I just type command.com and it works.
8. To run the flash utility, I now type autoexec.
If you already have a bootable USB drive, you can skip step 1. As always, make sure you have your Crucial M4 SSD on one of the first SATA ports on your motherboard and that you have no other SSD or HDD connected, just the Crucial M4 SSD you're updating (your optical drive can stay connected, though). Also make sure you set IDE mode in the BIOS for all the SATA ports. Once the firmware update is done, switch it back to AHCI mode for Windows 7's installation, etc.
Edited by Gib007 - 6/19/11 at 7:44pm
    
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Well, the OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SSD had 60,000 IOPS and even then, my Crucial M4 128GB SSD feels faster at both reading and writing with its 40,000/35,000 IOPS. I guess real-life use can indeed be different to benchmarks, even for SSDs.
But it's the same with the vertex 3 and c300 case? they are comparable on what is happening between them, that's what you mean?
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But it's the same with the vertex 3 and c300 case? they are comparable on what is happening between them, that's what you mean?

I think he is saying the same as I feel, the vertex3 is junk lol, mine was, my old 60gb vertex 2 knocked spots off it in every way a system restart desktop to desktop 31 seconds, 28 with a C300 64 GB, 34 with my current C300 128GB (but its 33 with same ram i had back with the other two drives 2x2gb the extra has increased times). A whopping 39 seconds with the vertex3!

Avast quick scan, 22 seconds with vertex2, 45 with a 64GB C300, 46 with current c300. A whopping 70 seconds with vertex3! Heres the vertex2 fast! And C300 64GB scan. And very quick C300 64gb restart...

All in all im pig sick I got rid of my vertex2's !




Edited by moonmanas - 6/19/11 at 9:07pm
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Good info moonmanas, but what should be the differences between c300 and m4? well the more sustancial ones apart from features, numbers, we could talk more about their performance...
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To be honest not having had an M4 I can't say, I would like to see an M4 128gb assd benchmark.
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