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post #11 of 44
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Originally Posted by Timlander View Post
I/O performance wins every time.

Also i am pretty sure people don't like the sandforce controller as much as it is said to degrade in performance over time a lot more than others.
Well Tom's didn't include any I/O performance stats in that article...
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post #12 of 44
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Originally Posted by CJRhoades View Post
Question: Why does everyone seems to like the Crucial M4 so much when the OCZ Agility III has better read speeds and MUCH better write speeds? I dunno anything about SSD's but I'm planning to get a ~60GB one sometime in the near future and I've been mainly paying attention to the Read/Write speeds. Is that wrong?

EDIT: Note I'm talking about the 64GB M4 and the 60GB Agility III, not the higher capacity models.
Reliability has been a serious issue with current SF-based SSDs.
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post #13 of 44
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Reliability has been a serious issue with current SF-based SSDs.
Is it a firmware issue or are there problems with the actual controller? If it's firmware, is Sandforce working on a solution?
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post #14 of 44
im thinking of either the m4 128gb for $230 or corsair FS3 120gb for $199, hopefully with both drop to ~$150 by xmas
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post #15 of 44
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Originally Posted by CJRhoades View Post
Is it a firmware issue or are there problems with the actual controller? If it's firmware, is Sandforce working on a solution?
First batches of SF drives based on their reference design had defective hardware and software.
The hardware issue has been solved and now the software is what remains to be fixed.
They are working to fix the issue and haven't quite nailed it down yet.
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post #16 of 44
If you want a good deal, you should also keep your eye out for the refurbished ones. Got myself a Corsair Force 3 120GB for $140. They were even cheaper last week at $120. There is your 1/GB some of you were wanting before purchasing.
post #17 of 44
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"cutting edge" it doesn't get better than the M4.
Yeah, that.
Fusion-IO and RAMSan are better than the M4.... The Intel 720 will be as well.
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post #18 of 44
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Originally Posted by CJRhoades View Post
Question: Why does everyone seems to like the Crucial M4 so much when the OCZ Agility III has better read speeds and MUCH better write speeds? I dunno anything about SSD's but I'm planning to get a ~60GB one sometime in the near future and I've been mainly paying attention to the Read/Write speeds. Is that wrong?

EDIT: Note I'm talking about the 64GB M4 and the 60GB Agility III, not the higher capacity models.

Its not all in the sequential read and write.Also sandforce compresses data to achive such write speeds, so on uncompressable data you get less write.
Also afaik SSDs are all about acess times and I/O not just sequential speeds.

Defenetly gonna get my hands one one of these m4 soon for my lappy.
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post #19 of 44
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Fusion-IO and RAMSan are better than the M4.... The Intel 720 will be as well.
But is it reliable?
Point is...
M4 is is fast and reliable... Plus it costs less than intel's offerings.
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post #20 of 44
Hmm, My OCZ Solid 3 is in the same "Tier 10" as the M4. Guess I did OK for $60.

Although now that I have a SSD, I will not be getting another till they are $0.50/GB. I waited for the $1/GB till I got my first one, and while it is faster, still not worth the price for me.
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