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Hey guys looking to upgrade my HDD to an SSD before I head off to college. I want the fastest OS drive that's in the 120-128GB range. Price is not really an issue, just needs to be reliable and fast as an OS drive.

I know some SSD's have massive read and write, but do worse as OS drives than other slower SSD's
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id also like to see some recs
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Actually I would recommend a crucial m4 , sandforce based units like corsair and OCZ are unfortunately a hit and miss at this point.
Just read an article on Toms, and I'm pretty settled on that drive.
It offers more reliability than sandforce units,and still has stronger performance than Intel.
You can say it sits in the middle.
And this is coming from an OCZ fan...

Link here http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...n,2957-11.html

" That why we're giving our 2011 Recommended Buy award to Crucial's 128 GB m4."
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post #4 of 12
fastest c300, recomended m4 because its good in the other things too, the c300 is only good for boot
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fastest c300, recomended m4 because its good in the other things too, the c300 is only good for boot
what do you mean c300 is only good for boot ? So is m4 or c300 faster as boot ?
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Intel 510s sure its sandforce so its fast...but also Intel makes some of the most reliable SSDs
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Intel 510s sure its sandforce so its fast...but also Intel makes some of the most reliable SSDs
is it better then the C300 or M4 ?
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post #8 of 12
for boot u need to look at 4kb reads,
c300 50k, m4 40k but the c300 is weak in all the other things, the m4 still good in the other things
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for boot u need to look at 4kb reads,
c300 50k, m4 40k but the c300 is weak in all the other things, the m4 still good in the other things
how do the corsair force 3/ gt, mushkin Chronos, ocz vertx 3 fair against the 510 and crucial c300/ M4 ?
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post #10 of 12
The Intel one is included in the test, corsair gt performs like an OCZ vertex.
That review by Toms is actually a good read.

They also recommends the crucial m4 128gb, so based on those tests and performance and reliability I'm going for that drive. Very good price / gb compared to many others also

Random read
http://media.bestofmicro.com/0/K/300...nal/4kread.png

Random write
http://media.bestofmicro.com/0/L/300...al/4kwrite.png

Check those two
Edited by chrystal - 8/9/11 at 2:58am
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