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Im looking to upgrade my ssd. I'd really prefer reliability over cutting edge speed. Anything non sandforce controlled is definitely preferred. The crucial M4 ? samsung 470 ? I'd love some suggestions. I'd like to find one at 120-128gb, price is negotiable depending on quality, value. Thanks for your help kind sirs.
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Typically if you want the most "reliable" an Intel or Kingston would be recommended, though they are slower than their competition. I've had several sandforce drives and never had a single problem with any of them.

If price isn't a huge issue, an Intel 510 would be on the top of my recommendations.
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I have a m4 and a force gt and I prefer the force gt so I made it my boot drive but they are both killer drives. Most people will say m4 though.
    
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Originally Posted by danielwiley View Post
Im looking to upgrade my ssd. I'd really prefer reliability over cutting edge speed. Anything non sandforce controlled is definitely preferred. The crucial M4 ? samsung 470 ? I'd love some suggestions. I'd like to find one at 120-128gb, price is negotiable depending on quality, value. Thanks for your help kind sirs.
M4 has proven reliability and is the best bang for the buck.
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M4 has proven reliability and is the best bang for the buck.
In my case, the Corsair and OCZ are cheaper in price than the M4 but not by much.

I still recently bought the M4 over the others as I didn't want any risks of BSOD problems some people get with Sandforce and the M4 comes close to the others with the 09 Firmware.

So I recommend the M4 if you don't want to take the risk.

I also recommend the Intel SSDs as they seem to be reliable too but every Intel SSD I seen when looking to order was alot more expensive than the others for what you get.

And I only recommend the Corsair Force 3 if you are not concerned about the problems with sandforce and want the fastest (probably) drive.

I don't recommend OCZ as I found they were a bit more expensive than Corsair (At least where I am) and Corsair has better customer support
Edited by GAZ_MAN_432 - 10/6/11 at 8:37am
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I think ill be skipping ocz entirely. No votes for the Samsung then ? Corsair is a possibility because of the excellent service I've gotten from them.

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Crucial M4 vote here
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Crucial M4 all the way
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Originally Posted by danielwiley View Post
I think ill be skipping ocz entirely. No votes for the Samsung then ? Corsair is a possibility because of the excellent service I've gotten from them.

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My heart goes out to the Corsiar Force 3. Excellent drive. Fast and I haven't had any issues with it thus far.
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Thanks guys.

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