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Lol I did not mean buying used I meant people start to use them so we can find out if they are worth the money. That is the reason 99 out of 100 SSD recommendations on OCN right now sata3 are the Crucial M4. They are reliable and very fast.
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Originally Posted by DaClownie View Post
$240 for a 128gb SSD isn't severely unreasonable. If it does what they say it will, and since it uses a marvell controller instead of those unreliable and junky Sandforce ones, I think its pretty much spot on.

This SSD weighs in roughly $10 more expensive than the M4, which is regarded as one of the best consumer grade SSDs in the market.
But you can find the 128GB M4 for $180 pretty regularly. B&H, Amazon, Newegg usually one of them has it cheap.

Samsung's SSD 830 is also coming out soon, that's more competition.

Plextor has always made excellent products though, we're getting more and more good alternatives to sandforce drives.
    
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competition is good

Intel had the crown for a while if only because they were the only ones who could make a fast and reliable drive, but then Sandforce came along and delivered a controller that was faster and reliable enough, and most importantly, wasn't anywhere near as expensive.

Then when Sandforce's popularity blew up, they dropped the ball, but by then they had made enough of an impact to force intel to put out less expensive drives, and of course other parties picked up their game. Now we have far more options available on the market than ever before.
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