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OCZ Aglity 3 vs Crucial M4

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at MC their both about $120 (60gig) out the door (with coupon and tax)
but ocz has a $20 rebate which i mind just a little bit...

im leaning towards ocz since their a more popular SSD so its easier to find another one down the road for raid.

but crucial has the new controller and their about the same performance in the real world. also no rebate...lol and 4gigs more.

its going to be on a asus z68 pro board.
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Personally, I would get the Crucial
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Originally Posted by tw33k;14254600 
Personally, I would get the Crucial

how come?

i was thinking i would match the marvell controller with the marvell chip in the SSD in crucial. but i lose intel smart response tech and rapid storage tech?
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Id also go with Crucial at the moment. I have been reading a lot about OCZ SSD's having issues with the firmware. Hopefully they get it figured out soon.
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Originally Posted by Coolwaters;14254622 
how come?

i was thinking i would match the marvell controller with the marvell chip in the SSD in crucial. but i lose intel smart response tech and rapid storage tech?

Don't use the Marvell ports. Use an Intel port and grab the latest driver
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Originally Posted by liljoejoe54;14254633 
Id also go with Crucial at the moment. I have been reading a lot about OCZ SSD's having issues with the firmware. Hopefully they get it figured out soon.



there latest patch is brilliant... you download the app and just click twice and it is done.

i got the aglity 2 120 gig and i love mine
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Originally Posted by levontraut;14254699 
there latest patch is brilliant... you download the app and just click twice and it is done.

i got the aglity 2 120 gig and i love mine

I assume you're talking about the ocz toolbox? For the 3 series drives, you have to have the drive connected as a spare. If you try to flash it with it being the os drive, toolbox won't recognize it.

I prefer the Linux bootable usb stick method for updating firmware myself.

But that being said, if I was buying right now the M4 would be my choice simply based on reliability.
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I assume you're talking about the ocz toolbox? For the 3 series drives, you have to have the drive connected as a spare. If you try to flash it with it being the os drive, toolbox won't recognize it.

I prefer the Linux bootable usb stick method for updating firmware myself.

But that being said, if I was buying right now the M4 would be my choice simply based on reliability.

well that sucks why on earth would u use that as a spare?
OCZ failed to use common sense on that one or is just too lazy to work around it.
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post #9 of 13
for reference, here is my m4
asssdbenchm4ct064m4ssd2.png

I definitely recommend it smile.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by levontraut;14254699 
there latest patch is brilliant... you download the app and just click twice and it is done.

i got the aglity 2 120 gig and i love mine

So I will be able to flash my agility 2 60gb even though its my OS drive?
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