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I see the Crucial M4 recommended here quite often but was wondering how it stacks up to the ADATA.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148447
Sustained Sequential Read up to 415MB/s
Sustained Sequential Write up to 95MB/s

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211531

Sustained Sequential Read Up to 280MB/S
Sustained Sequential Write Up to 270MB/S

Is the higher read value (M4) a better attribute than the higher write (ADATA) ?

If yes(read is better) is it because writing to a 7200 RPM HDD is a limiting factor?
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Crucial.
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The M4 is the better drive. I'm assuming you are putting it in your z68 board at Sata 6gb/s speeds.

The Crucial's 4k read is actually going to better the Adata's sequential read. And 4k is your most important ssd spec.

The write speed is a non-issue unles you're a power user that transfers a ton of data to your drive daily.
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The M4 is the better drive. I'm assuming you are putting it in your z68 board at Sata 6gb/s speeds.

The Crucial's 4k read is actually going to better the Adata's sequential read. And 4k is your most important ssd spec.

The write speed is a non-issue unless you're a power user that transfers a ton of data to your drive daily.
Thanks for your thoughtful reply

"The write speed is a non-issue unless you're a power user that transfers a ton of data to your drive daily".

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^This requires explaining to me. Yes I write a ton of data but it is written to my 6 tb of HDD ...not to the intended SSD. So the Crucial is still the better drive for my usage ?
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m4 is the overall winner, unless ocz octane can dethrone it...depends on if the ssd has issues...like the vertex did.
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I would go with the M4 as well. Like stated before the write speed is really not that important on SSD's because you will be reading from it more often than not.

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"The write speed is a non-issue unless you're a power user that transfers a ton of data to your drive daily".

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^This requires explaining to me. Yes I write a ton of data but it is written to my 6 tb of HDD ...not to the intended SSD. So the Crucial is still the better drive for my usage ?
What he means is it if you are constantly installing things to the SSD. For example installing a game would be "writing" a game to the drive. Opening the game would be "reading" it. The faster read times the faster your programs will open. The slower write times means programs will install to the SSD slower, but if your only installing a program once then who cares.
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Crucial, better and more well known which is better for support if something goes wrong.
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Thanks for your thoughtful reply

"The write speed is a non-issue unless you're a power user that transfers a ton of data to your drive daily".

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^This requires explaining to me. Yes I write a ton of data but it is written to my 6 tb of HDD ...not to the intended SSD. So the Crucial is still the better drive for my usage ?
Yes. The m4 will be faster running your operating system which depends more on 4k reads.

For the normal users, reads are far more important than writes.
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I would go with the M4 as well. Like stated before the write speed is really not that important on SSD's because you will be reading from it more often than not.

What he means is it if you are constantly installing things to the SSD. For example installing a game would be "writing" a game to the drive. Opening the game would be "reading" it. The faster read times the faster your programs will open. The slower write times means programs will install to the SSD slower, but if your only installing a program once then who cares.
Exactly.

Even when I render a movie in Vegas, my system can't create the file as fast as the ssd can write it. So other than installing programs one time, you don't really use writes enough to see a difference in one ssd to the next.
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Thanks to all who supplied informative posts and rep going out to ya
Edited by dennyb - 10/31/11 at 6:57pm
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