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So it looks like the M4 is the way to go thanks guys.
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That's what I was thinking. But running on a SATA II board, around how much of a performance loss am I going to be seeing? I probably won't see it as a loss anyways since I'm using a Caviar Black 1TB drive now
Not much. You're probably looking at the sequential speed of 500mb. The truth is we use sequential speed about 1% of the time. The drive with the best 4k performance is always faster and the M4 is very good at 4k reads.

4k reads on Sata II will be comparable to III.
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My Vote goes to the M4. Make sure you update to 0009 Firmware if you decide to get the M4. I know on some older SATA2 boards such as on some Nforce chip sets, the M4 will not fully run at full SATA2 speed and 0009 solves this issue and well as a nice increase in performance
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Alright, so I'll be going for the M4. Now my question is. When I get the SSD and I install Windows 7 on it, how to I port back my Steam and Origin folder? I want those on the SSD. Will be getting a 128GB one. Is there anyways to keep all of my data files i want on my current hard drive and wipe everything else like the OS on it?
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Alright, so I'll be going for the M4. Now my question is. When I get the SSD and I install Windows 7 on it, how to I port back my Steam and Origin folder? I want those on the SSD. Will be getting a 128GB one. Is there anyways to keep all of my data files i want on my current hard drive and wipe everything else like the OS on it?
There are actually many options for this.

-Backup on external HDD.

-Backup on internal storage HDD.

-Backup using this program, I've had good luck with it although there are probably better ones.

-Maybe cloud?

-Also, if you buy the M4 off Newegg with the "transfer kit" (or something along those lines), you get a USB --> SDD connection.
    
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Alright, so I'll be going for the M4. Now my question is. When I get the SSD and I install Windows 7 on it, how to I port back my Steam and Origin folder? I want those on the SSD. Will be getting a 128GB one. Is there anyways to keep all of my data files i want on my current hard drive and wipe everything else like the OS on it?
There is a steam mover program floating around somewhere to move games back and forth but I dunno.

I have a 64Gb M4 and I leave all Origin and Steam on my 1Tb. But I have a nasty habit of having to install ALL my games whenever I reformat so I need to use the 1Tb. But if your getting the 128Gb one I'd probably install whichever has the least amount of games, like I'd probably install Origin - only having SW:ToR (when its out), Mass Effect 2, and BF3. I have way to many Steam games haha.
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