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then with OCZ out of the question, what would be my best choice? crucial m4?
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then with OCZ out of the question, what would be my best choice? crucial m4?
Crucial m4 or Intel 510.

They are the only two next generations drives that don't use the sandforce controller.

If I knew in May what I know now, I'd have never bought my Vertex 3 because of it's sandforce controller.
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Crucial m4 or Intel 510.

They are the only two next generations drives that don't use the sandforce controller.

If I knew in May what I know now, I'd have never bought my Vertex 3 because of it's sandforce controller.
Did you mean this generation?

Corsair Performance Series 3 is another SSD that is using Marvell controller
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I have an M4, love it, I'm running it in Sata II, IDE mode, without the partition set correctly (I don't think its possible to have a SSD setup worse lol), but still nice and fast. No room for games though, leave those on your HDD.
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post #15 of 34
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does anyone know what this is all about?
i'm about to proceed to checkout and order the m4 64gb, but i decide to go on the crucial website for some reason, and this is what i find:



which is weird because everyone recommended this ssd to me. what's even more weird is that under "recommended ssd for this motherboard" it shows "512GB Crucial m4 2.5" SSD" which is the same ssd but more capacity....

is it safe to assume that the crucial m4 64gb will be compatible with my mobo?
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Danik, that is a websight listing flaw. If one m4 works, they all work. Don't worry and make your purchase.
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i think if you stayed with the (Giga to Dollar) rule you will be fine selecting your SSD
    
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just ordered the 64gb m4. now how would i go about installing the win7 on it the correct way? im getting my system assembled (the one you see on the bottom) on monday, but without software. so should install the ssd first and then install win7 on it, or install win7 on the hdd, then install the ssd and win7 on it?
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just ordered the 64gb m4. now how would i go about installing the win7 on it the correct way? im getting my system assembled (the one you see on the bottom) on monday, but without software. so should install the ssd first and then install win7 on it, or install win7 on the hdd, then install the ssd and win7 on it?
Unplug all your hdd.
Plug in your ssd.
Install win7.
It will align the ssd correctly itself.
Once win7 loaded, load graphic drivers and reboot.
Load all other drivers with Intel RST and chipset drivers last. Reboot.
Run windows experience index to let win7 know you're on an ssd. Reboot.
Install all windows updates.

I've had to reinstall windows7 nearly 10 times because of OCZ and Sandforce asking us to try this and try that for stability.
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that's all there's to it? don't i have to switch my motherboard to ATCI mode in BIOS (or something along those lines). i always thought theres a lot of tweaks to do.... keep in my mind i want to get the most out of my ssd
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