Originally Posted by mcg75
Why? The M4 with update 009 is still the faster everyday drive than even the top dog max iops. 4k, not sequential, wins the battles.
Only the sandforce with async NAND can be potentially slower than m4. The newest models with sync toggle NAND are leaps and bounds faster than the m4, i'm using both an m4 with 0009 and ocz max iops. Everything is noticeably faster on the SF2281 toggle nand drive.
Those write speeds are pathetic compared to kingston hyperx, ocz v3 max iops which easily tops 400mb/sec while the m4 struggles. Yeah the m4 is competetive in 4k sequential, but gets slaughtered at nearly everything else.
The only SF drives that m4 can compare to are the cheap budget async nand ones. Such as the agility 3. But those drives sell for way cheaper than the m4 anyway.Edited by xoleras - 10/17/11 at 6:51pm