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Originally Posted by Jim McNasty View Post
Hey there, how exactly are you sure its the SSD's causing the lock ups and not something else?
OCZ vertex III drives have been causing this problem consistently, its safe to assume that they are the culprit.

I would go with the crucial drives as well, they have the best track record so far as SSDs go.

I would not buy an OCZ drive period, the bait and switch they pulled with vertex 2's and all of the problem their III's have caused and they don't acknowledge it.
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don't install the intel rst drivers. use the ms ahci
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And that makes 3 ... sold to the man with the credit card. Should be here tomorrow (I love amazon prime)!

Thanks, gang!
OH MY GOD NO YOU MESSED UP! The M4 IS TERRIBLE! CANCEL ORDER! CANCEL ORDER!!

Just kidding! Lol.

My 128GB M4 is the most powerful component in my entire rig (see sig). Sure, the 2500k, the GTX 570, etc are all great parts, but this SSD was the second most expensive individual item (after the stupid expensive GPU) and by far the most responsible for the huge performance gains I've achieved from my previous rig.

If I had to give a number to it, this M4 (which worked out of the box so long as I set AHCI mode in BIOS and installed the Intel SSD Utilities after Windows install) is easily responsible for 40% more performance compared to my previous Phenom X4 9950 BE + 4GB DDR2-800 + 4850 Radeon setup.
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The Crucial M4 and Intel 510 SSDs are rock solid reliable from all I've read.
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The Crucial M4 and Intel 510 SSDs are rock solid reliable from all I've read.
Intel has been having some issues with a bug that causes the drive to basically read as only 8MB total capacity. But they have acknowledged the problem, updated the firmware, and if your drive has it they will replace.
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don't install the intel rst drivers. use the ms ahci
From what I've read, the RST drivers and the latest option rom available are strongly suggested. Why are you suggesting I not use them?

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OH MY GOD NO YOU MESSED UP! The M4 IS TERRIBLE! CANCEL ORDER! CANCEL ORDER!!

Just kidding! Lol.


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My 128GB M4 is the most powerful component in my entire rig (see sig). Sure, the 2500k, the GTX 570, etc are all great parts, but this SSD was the second most expensive individual item (after the stupid expensive GPU) and by far the most responsible for the huge performance gains I've achieved from my previous rig.

If I had to give a number to it, this M4 (which worked out of the box so long as I set AHCI mode in BIOS and installed the Intel SSD Utilities after Windows install) is easily responsible for 40% more performance compared to my previous Phenom X4 9950 BE + 4GB DDR2-800 + 4850 Radeon setup.
...I can't wait for mine to get here.

Though I have to mention my BIOS has to be in raid mode for my config. Hmm, didn't think about that ...

Does the M4 have the firmware garbage collection like the Vertex 3? BTW, what are you running for firmware on your M4?

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The Crucial M4 and Intel 510 SSDs are rock solid reliable from all I've read.
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Intel has been having some issues with a bug that causes the drive to basically read as only 8MB total capacity. But they have acknowledged the problem, updated the firmware, and if your drive has it they will replace.
Well, I am all in on the M4 at this point. I have heard good things about the Intels too. The responses here are what convinced me to go with the M4.
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Well, I am all in on the M4 at this point. I have heard good things about the Intels too. The responses here are what convinced me to go with the M4.
Good choice, I am a fan of crucial, I own their c300 which is the previous generation from the M4. It hasn't caused any major problems for me, or the majority of its owners.

I haven't heard anything bad about the M4's either, they keep on top of their firmware as well. I think they are on the 7th gen of FW for the c300, so expect constant support.

EDIT: Kingston just came out with a new drive. Good to look into

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/422...w/index13.html
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+1 for C300/M4.

There's a few firmware updates for them, but they're easy to apply. You shouldn't have any issues with those SSDs.

Definitely the most reliable SSDs this generation. Crucial has every other manufacturer trumped.
     
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Intel has been having some issues with a bug that causes the drive to basically read as only 8MB total capacity. But they have acknowledged the problem, updated the firmware, and if your drive has it they will replace.
I may be incorrect, but I thought that was only effecting Intel's 320 SSDs, not their 510 SSDs.
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