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Crucial m4 or Corsair Force Series 3?

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I am leaning back and forth in which SSD to pick I had in mind of picking 120gb but I can decide if I should pick Crucial m4 or Corsair Force Series 3.

Any input would be nice.
post #2 of 4
Hmm, the Corsair Force 3 is just like a Vertex 3, but the Corsair Force GT on the other hand, is like a Vertex 3 MaxIOPS... and that generally is much faster than the M4 in most of the areas, with a few odd exceptions from the random reads.

I would get the Crucial M4 if you want better stability, reliability and bang for the buck, otherwise if you just want more speed and performance, go for a Corsair Force GT instead of the regular one, since that one is faster than both and uses higher quality memory chips and components.
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I went with the Crucial m4 because I didn't want to deal with the SandForce controller issues and I haven't regretted my decision at all. The m4 is not as fast as the Force Series 3, but it still puts SATA 6Gbps to good use and I didn't have to worry about getting a bad unit.

It wasn't worth my time to potentially troubleshoot yet another piece of hardware because as it turned out, I had to do just that with the Gigabyte motherboard I originally got for my build.
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Darco I wanted to keep it on the lower end of the spectrum so if I had to

I would go Crucial m4, Corsair Force series 3, or OCZ agility.

Appreciate the info
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