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post #1 of 18
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Hi guys.

I've pretty much decided on finally buying an SSD. Now, I've pretty much boiled it down to three ones:

Vertex 3 Max IOPS
Kingston HyperX
Corsair Force GT

All the 120gb versions. They're pretty much the same price for me.

Any opinions? And why would you get the Crucial M4, because it's not Sandforce? I mean, the speeds on that thing are significantly slower as far as I can see.

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post #2 of 18
As for the Crucial M4, you are talking a small percentage loss. Not even a noticeable amount when you are booting windows or loading a game.

I always try to steer people away from OCZ, they have been a shady company for years. Their series 2 ssds, they changed up the fabrication half way through the run, making them slower and cheaper to produce, they didn't notify consumers. In their 3 series, they are causing constant BSODs and lockups, which they fail to acknowledge.

If you go with the Kingston or Corsair, either way will work out fine.
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post #3 of 18
m4 is the best option out there right now.
post #4 of 18
In a real life scenario, the M4 is just as fast. The speeds on the box of the sandforce drives are for compressible files which are the minority of files. Therefore, the Crucial M4 is as fast, more reliable and cheaper. That's a no-brainer
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Corsair, because of the company behind the product.
   
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post #6 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cotton View Post
Corsair, because of the company behind the product.
Except that it's not really Corsair's product. The Force 3 uses a sandforce reference board and controller setup. Sandforce makes all the firmware. So Corsair can RMA you a hundred drives and not solve bsod issues.
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post #7 of 18
All of those are SF-2281 drives, all have a pretty high chance of giving you hang ups, stuttering, and BSODs. The SF-2281 drives are benchmark queens, in actual usage the Marvel controller the M4 uses is nearly as fast and gives you the highest reliability of the new generation of SSDs along with the Intel 510.
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post #8 of 18
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Except that it's not really Corsair's product. The Force 3 uses a sandforce reference board and controller setup. Sandforce makes all the firmware. So Corsair can RMA you a hundred drives and not solve bsod issues.
I think he means that this is a Corsair product because Corsair sells it and replace/repare it when it's broken. Also Corsair is a well known company, is serious and you have that kind of waranty.

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post #9 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrDucktape View Post
I think he means that this is a Corsair product because Corsair sells it and replace/repare it when it's broken. Also Corsair is a well known company, is serious and you have that kind of waranty.

Cya
I know exactly what he meant. Corsair is one of the best to deal with for warranty stuff. But since replacing a drive with another drive that'll have the same problem, buying Corsair in this instance, is pointless.
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post #10 of 18
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Meeeeeeh, you guys got me. Ordering the M4 now. Not really interested in RMAs as I live in Denmark, and I'd have to send them across Europe and wait weeks etc.

Thanks for the input
    
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