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I am new to overclock.net. I bought a Crucial M4 256 GB SSD to put in my Toshiba A665-S5183X to replace the crappy 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD. But I found a great deal on a better gaming laptop so I am trying to get rid of the laptop. But now I am stuck with the SSD because the new laptop has 2 hard drive bays and I can get a 120 or 128 GB SSD and put it in one of the bays. My question is: Is Crucial M4 or Corsair Force GT better? I know the M4 has a new firmware now and that has increased its speed but I heard the Corsair is even faster. I am also trying to sell the Crucial M4 now because 256GB is too much for me. So if anyone is interested let me know, I haven't opened it yet.
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M4... you dont want to get mucked about with the new (broken) sand-force controller.
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I am new to overclock.net. I bought a Crucial M4 256 GB SSD to put in my Toshiba A665-S5183X to replace the crappy 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD. But I found a great deal on a better gaming laptop so I am trying to get rid of the laptop. But now I am stuck with the SSD because the new laptop has 2 hard drive bays and I can get a 120 or 128 GB SSD and put it in one of the bays. My question is: Is Crucial M4 or Corsair Force GT better? I know the M4 has a new firmware now and that has increased its speed but I heard the Corsair is even faster. I am also trying to sell the Crucial M4 now because 256GB is too much for me. So if anyone is interested let me know, I haven't opened it yet.
Price/Performance/Stability = M4. There is an issue with sf-2200 controller (which your ssd is using) atm. Not sure if you are affected but you don't really wanna take the risk. As far as speed wise, real world usage won't make a difference, if it does your looking at ms to 1-2 seconds only. As for selling your M4, you'll have to go to Markerplace under "For Sale" thread but I don't think you have access to it, since you are new. For more info, check out Marketplace Rules.
Edited by ukic - 9/21/11 at 2:07pm
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I would say keep the 256gb and get a good 1tb to go into the second bay. Boot from the SSD and put your games on it, and then store your data on the 1tb.
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The M4 is more reliable and has a better random read 4k score than the Corsair. In day to day usage with no huge writes, the M4 would be faster.
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The M4 is more reliable and has a better random read 4k score than the Corsair. In day to day usage with no huge writes, the M4 would be faster.
This has been extremely helpful. I was concerned about turning down the Corsair Force GT for this drive because of the supposed higher speed of the Corsair Force GT.
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M4 for life homie!
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M4, no problems with it whatsoever.
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This has been extremely helpful. I was concerned about turning down the Corsair Force GT for this drive because of the supposed higher speed of the Corsair Force GT.
False. The m4 is faster by far (it got a firmware update). It I literally superior in every way possible. I have both drives too. The m4 is the best ssd you can buy right now. The m4 reads at around 560mbs now
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I'm happy, go m4 or go home ;p
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