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post #1 of 14
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My agility is a sata2, it's pretty crappy. It reads at 90mb.

I see 500mb reads on the Crucial m4s... how will this large read upgrade transfer over into the real world?

Will windows boot quicker? If so, by half? More?

Finally, I want to transfer ALL my data to the new drive... What program can I use to make this as simple as possible. Basically I want to clone my agility on to the Crucial m4.
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dont know about cloning the drive. but your boot speeds will more than likely drop to about 15seconds or so. also i have my more necesary apps installed on mine and dont think id keep my sanity if i went back to a sataII ssd or hdd. by f3s in raid 0 read at about 140mbs and cant even compare.
    
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M4 is awesome, and clonezilla is a good app to clone your drive. Also todo back up free edition.
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You won't see 500mb sequential reads on the M4 because you don't have a Sata controller on that board that can provide it.

Besides, 500mb sequentials are used to sell drives because it looks good. You only access data that be read at 500mb about 1% of the time on average.

4k speed is what makes a ssd fast. The M4 is the best in that regard.
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Thanks for the replies. I'll look into clonezilla. What about Paragon Drive Backup?

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You won't see 500mb sequential reads on the M4 because you don't have a Sata controller on that board that can provide it.

Besides, 500mb sequentials are used to sell drives because it looks good. You only access data that be read at 500mb about 1% of the time on average.

4k speed is what makes a ssd fast. The M4 is the best in that regard.
I have a Marvell 9128 chip on my board, giving 2x SATA 6Gb/s, basically supports SATA 6gb/s.

Isn't that what I will use to take advantage of the Crucial m4?
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Thanks for the replies. I'll look into clonezilla. What about Paragon Drive Backup?



I have a Marvell 9128 chip on my board, giving 2x SATA 6Gb/s, basically supports SATA 6gb/s.

Isn't that what I will use to take advantage of the Crucial m4?
Do not use the marvel, it isn't good for ssd's only hd's. It doesn't support trim and max thoughput is 380MB/s
post #7 of 14
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I noticed that the 4k read of my agility is at 27.38 mb/s

I am seeing people's 4k results of their crucial m4 around 29 mb/s

Does that mean my agility will be on par with the crucial m4 in everyday applications?
Edited by Recipe7 - 10/11/11 at 7:59pm
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Do not use the marvel, it isn't good for ssd's only hd's. It doesn't support trim and max thoughput is 380MB/s
Well that blows
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post #9 of 14
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I noticed that the 4k read of my agility is at 27.38 mb/s

I am seeing people's 4k results of their crucial m4 around 29 mb/s

Does that mean my agility will be on par with the crucial m4 in everyday applications?
Yes and no.

For 1 data request, they would be about the same at around 30mb.

That's why there is a second 4k catagory 4k-64rd. That's how much performance for multiple requests. The faster the drive can process each request, the faster is works.

The M4 is higher in that regard than all Sata 2 ssd's at almost 300mbs.
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I have a Marvell 9128 chip on my board, giving 2x SATA 6Gb/s, basically supports SATA 6gb/s.

Isn't that what I will use to take advantage of the Crucial m4?
The Marvell takes two unused pcie lanes and splices them together for a total of 5gb/s and calls it Sata 6gb/s.

The problem is not only the loss of 1gb but the latency that's introduced by splitting the info into two lanes.

When you have a board that has 6gb/s support directly by the chipset, it's quite a bit faster.
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