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Thanks for the input guys, but let me reword my question.

Would I notice any gaming load time differences between a Crucial M4 and a Corsair Force 3?

The M4 would be superior. It's 4k read with incompressible data is far superior to the Force 3.
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IMO that is the only attraction to SF drives, the low WA. However there is endurance to spare with all NAND anyway.
I wouldn't necessarily agree that it's the only attraction but it's certainly one of the (only?) major ones. It's also a point that is often overlooked. Because of Sandforce's compression to achieve its speeds it also writes less at the hardware NAND level, so in theory it will last longer.

As you point out there there should be more than enough write endurance to spare anyway so it's not such a big deal. Then again you wouldn't think so with all the guides that desperately try to restrict all possible writes to the SSD, for example even disabling 10K/day system log files.
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