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post #11 of 41
m4 is the way to go
post #12 of 41
It looks like Intel will be using the sanforce controller in their lineup. This means there will be less distinction between the SSD.

http://www.guru3d.com/news/intel-520...ce-controller/
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The controller used by Intel for its 520-series solid state drives is similar to the one included in Corsair's or OCZ's SSDs.
It might be best to look at the performance you want, have a price in mind and read customer feedback on a comparable SSD drive using the controller you want.

Having said that, I run a pair of X-25M 80Gb Intel SSD drives and have never had a problem with them.
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Same drive + adapter, $15 cheaper. Someone definitely wasn't paying attention when they repriced these.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148448
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If they have fixed the BSOD problem with SandforceII drives than that's the way to go. I would wait a little to see if this is true.
I bought an OCZ Solid 3 recently and so far it's been nothing short of amazing. It was loaded with 2.13 so I upgraded to 2.15 right when I took it out of the box and so far (past few days) I haven't had a single BSOD, freeze, or anything else people have been complaining about. As long as somebody is capable of upgrading the firmware, I'd HIGHLY recommend this drive, or any other OCZ SATA3 drive.

If you feel like paying $2 per GB, by all means, get an M4. If you feel like paying more than that, get an Intel. They ARE more reliable. I won't be an OCZ fanboy and say that they aren't better drives. However, in my opinion, the OCZ drives are now well worth what they cost.
    
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Thread Starter 
ok so i think it's between the crucial m4 and the intel 510.

what are the differences? also, how much faster is the ocz to the intel/crucial? is it noticeable to the average user? oh, and any update on when the new intel 520 'cherryville' will be coming out? and how will it differ from the 510?
Edited by wreckless - 10/24/11 at 3:48pm
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why not a crucial m4?

128gb crucial m4
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82e16820148442
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post #17 of 41
Crucial M4 is beast. Best upgrade I ever bought.
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post #18 of 41
everyone on here will tell you the m4 is the best, but I happened to buy my ocz agility 3 for $130, thats a 120gb for $130... and It is perfectly fine + as fast as anything out there. so take your pick on pricing.

You will not be able to tell the speed difference on ANY new sata 3 SSD... it's just not perceivable. and the OCZ has the new firmware update that has fixed BSODs. Anyone can tell you that a 580 is the "best", but that doesn't mean the next best thing wont kick the crap out of most everything.
Edited by The_Hairy_Yak - 10/24/11 at 3:52pm
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I bought an OCZ Solid 3 recently and so far it's been nothing short of amazing. It was loaded with 2.13 so I upgraded to 2.15 right when I took it out of the box and so far (past few days) I haven't had a single BSOD, freeze, or anything else people have been complaining about. As long as somebody is capable of upgrading the firmware, I'd HIGHLY recommend this drive, or any other OCZ SATA3 drive.

If you feel like paying $2 per GB, by all means, get an M4. If you feel like paying more than that, get an Intel. They ARE more reliable. I won't be an OCZ fanboy and say that they aren't better drives. However, in my opinion, the OCZ drives are now well worth what they cost.
Ditto. I got a Solid 3 a few weeks ago (2.09 FW) and have not had an issue at all. Seems OCZ/Sandforce has gotten the BSOD and other issues fixed.
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post #20 of 41
of the two brands id say splurge and get Intel for reliability and performance. but OVERALL I'd scrap both and get the Crucial M4 or the Crucial C300. BOTH are amazing drives and reliable
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