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Shoulda gone Intel 510. You wouldn't notice the difference.
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Shoulda gone Intel 510. You wouldn't notice the difference.
He would notice the difference in his wallet for sure :/
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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.
The M4 is not a slouch. Everyone that has had one and owned multiple SSDs has said the M4 feels faster than everything else.

It scores really badly in synthetic benchmarks:
-> http://www.anandtech.com/show/4253/t...0-ssd-review/3

But look at the speed it delivers when real computer usage is played back on it:
-> http://www.anandtech.com/show/4253/t...-ssd-review/10

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Originally Posted by TheNozzle View Post
Shoulda gone Intel 510. You wouldn't notice the difference.
Costs too much.

M4's have similar reliability/speed for less $$$. With Intel you pay a lot for the name.
     
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post #14 of 18
For the reliable ssd that is fast go with the m4. Which is actually on sale for 178$ for 128gb

the sandforce ssds firmware on the 3 you listed seemed to have stabilized a few of the users, but only time will tell if it starts to act up again.

i personally got the m4 and have had the new sandforce controller.

real computer usage difference in times loading etc were minimal
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For the reliable ssd that is fast go with the m4. Which is actually on sale for 178$ for 128gb
-> http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...8-gb-only.html
     
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post #16 of 18
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He would notice the difference in his wallet for sure :/
True that, those 510s are frickin expensive.
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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.

Thanks in advance guys
Vertex 3 Max IOPS is different from the other two SSDs.

SandForce SF-2281 controller with 32nm Toggle NAND - OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS, Patriot Wildfire, OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G

SandForce SF-2281 controller with 25nm Synchronous NAND - OCZ Vertex 3, Corsair Force Series GT, Kingston HyperX

OWC Upgraded Mercury Extreme Pro 6G to Toggle NAND recently. If it was my choice, I would get a SSD with SandForce SF-2281 and 32nm Toggle NAND.

For a 240GB SSD, I will get OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G (five years warranty). This SSD has a SandForce SF-2282 controller with 32nm Toggle NAND
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Crucial M4 is fast on small files and has lower latency which is what really matters.
 
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