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Crucial M4 128GB or Kingston Hyperx SSD ?

post #1 of 8
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Need help on deciding which SSD to get...I pretty much narrowed than to these 2 SSD

Crucial M4 128GB
Kingston Hyperx 120GB

Currently Hyperx cost $50 more than M4 (220 vs 270)

Is Hyperx is has noticeably better performance ? is the extra cost justified ?
post #2 of 8
The Kingston is a brand new drive that just came out in the last month, it will have slightly better speed then the M4, but nothing noticeable.

Crucial SSDs are known for their great reliability so far, you won't go wrong going with a Crucial.
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M4 ssd
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post #4 of 8
M4 hands down
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post #5 of 8
The Kingston drive is powered by a Sandforce controller.

The same Sandforce controller causing bsod in similar drives for OCZ, Corsair, Mushkin, Patriot etc.

You'd be smart to stay away.
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post #6 of 8
I was also torn between the two and worried about the SF 2281 Controller also.
My local Microcenter happened to have both on display and based on looks and build quality alone i decided to gamble on the 120gb HyperX.
It may sound silly to base the choice on but the HyperX is very nicely made, it has some heft to it and looks like a quality piece.
I've had it up and running for close to a week with no problems installing or using (Yet, knock on wood).
The HyperX uses premium Intel 25nm nand and I can only hope that Kingston has gotten the bugs out of thier implementation of the Sandforce SF 2281. We shall see!
Also it runs close to rated speed on a Sandy Bridge P67 Sata 6/Gb rig.
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post #7 of 8
I'll cross my fingers luck is on your side, mothman!

I would've gone Crucial M4.
     
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post #8 of 8
Keep us updated Mothman.

If Kingston is like OCZ, they rely on Sandforce to provide firmware for the drive. They haven't been able to fix the bugs in the rest of the 2281 controllers yet and OCZ says the problem is most common for p67 chipsets.
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