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Corsair Nova V128 vs Intel 320 Series 160GB, which one is better ?

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I have them both but intel is in my laptop, thinking of switching them between my desktop and laptop, which one is better in every aspect ? Any known issues to Intel one ?(I'm using Corsair V128 for over 2 years now, no problems just yet), so again, which one is better ?

Thanks in advance...
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Every aspect?

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/150?vs=370
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Reliability, Game loading speed, Bootup time,...etc.
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BUMP ? Please guys, help me choose
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As much as I love my 320 series SSD, I would not recommended one for a notebook because of the 8MB bug with this drive.... Basically if the system is not powered down correctly for some odd reason, your drive will only show 8MB on it and all your data is gone. The only way to get the capacity back is to secure erase it. I have not experienced this bug since it's used in a desktop and most of the reports of this bug are ppl that use them in notebooks or as external drives.

There was a firmware update for the drive 2 months ago but some ppl are still having issues with it. With that said, i have a very good backup plan in place in case the drive only shows 8MB one day and have to secure erase it. The Intel 510 series do not have this issue.

Have you considered either the M4 or the Intel 510 series drives? These 2 are very good drives. The M4 is cheaper then the 510 series in prices and when it comes to performance with firmware 0009, the M4 is the better buy.
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Ty for your input Agent_kenshin.

Happily, i never had this bug with my 320(it is in my laptop).

But the thing you missed i guess is I ALREADY HAVE THE BOTH SSDs. I'm not looking to buy a new one

I'm just asking does it worth(performance and reliability wise) switch them around between my pc and my laptop.
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