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post #11 of 14
Get the M4, the reliability is way better and the response times are some of the best out there. As others have posted before me, SATA 3Gb/s will not affect your performance not much, if at all.

Sequential reads are where SATA 6Gb/s shines, but when is your computer doing very large sequential reads on a SSD? Probably 5% of the time at the most. The whole idea behind SSD's is the near-zero latency and its speed in 4Kb random access times. That is something SATA II doesn't affect. Do yourself a favor and get a M4, I have a 64GB version. It is so awesome in terms of performance compared to my Spinpoint F3. The 128GB has better write speeds than the 64GB because of the availability of chip channels.
post #12 of 14
I'd stick with the SATA II drives because they're a deal, unless you're going to upgrade platforms in the very near future. Plus you can put the money towards a bigger drive which is much more useful.

If you're waiting to upgrade till later, by then the newer drives will be cheaper.
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post #13 of 14
I installed a Mushkin Callisto 40GB drive on my friends rig. SATA2 but blindingly fast. Sure the SATA3 drives are nice, but the SATA2 SSDs aren't bad at all.
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I an trying to decide if I should jump on this Kingston V+100 96Gb for $90. 30Gb less than the M4, but also $100 less. How noticeable will the difference be during start ups and loads?
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