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Looking for my first SSD, advice please :)

post #1 of 21
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Finally coughed up enough money for a SSD.

I am looking at either Crucial M4 128GB or Intel 320 120GB.

I want a balance of performance and reliability. I don't need the fastest, but I do want fast. I also want something that won't die on me so soon.

Which one would you take and why?

Please and thank you
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post #2 of 21
Crucial M4
post #3 of 21
The Crucial is almost as reliable as the Intel plus it's cheaper and faster.

M4 for the win.
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post #4 of 21
Agreed, the Crucial M4 is clearly the best choice
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Thread Starter 
Thanks, M4 it is
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post #6 of 21
wat about the corsair force series 3? im also in the same boat as the OP
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post #7 of 21
I agree with the M4.
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post #8 of 21
Not the Corsair either.

M4. I haven't even updated the firmware and I'm using this on SATA II until I get SB or BD and it's still FAST!
 
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post #9 of 21
I just bought an M4 earlier today based on this forums feedback and product reviews. It looks like the best price/performance/stability option right now.
    
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post #10 of 21
Crucial M4!
 
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