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Poll Results: OCZ Solid 3 Series 120Gb. or Crucial m4 128Gb.?

 
  • 12% (2)
    OCZ Solid 3 Series 120Gb.
  • 87% (14)
    Crucial m4 128Gb.
16 Total Votes  
post #1 of 14
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Hi, everyone!



I'm on the lookout for a new SSD for my sig rig.

I've been looking at a few different SSDs, but I really can't decide.

First I looked at the Corsair Force Series 3 120Gb., but they seem to get unrecognizable by the BIOS, so I refrain from buying it.

Then I came to the conclusion, to either get an OCZ Solid 3 Series 120Gb. or a Crucial m4 128Gb., but as it seems, the OCZ has much faster read/write speeds..

So please, vote in the poll

Comments are welcome too!
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post #2 of 14
I'd have to vote for the one I own. Install was easy, havent had any problems to date, and its definitely a big upgrade for me from just a spinning HDD. If you get one, make sure the firmware is up to date before you install it. They have been going for cheap lately too if you catch them with a good mail-in rebate.
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by LmG View Post
I'd have to vote for the one I own. Install was easy, havent had any problems to date, and its definitely a big upgrade for me from just a spinning HDD. If you get one, make sure the firmware is up to date before you install it. They have been going for cheap lately too if you catch them with a good mail-in rebate.
How would you go about updating the firmware, without installing the drive? :S
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post #4 of 14
Get the OCZ they're on sale @ the US ncix site until the end of today for $114 after rebate for the 120GB version, you wont find any other ssd under the $1/Gb price range. And as the above posted said, after the firmware update they are beasts. Google how to update the firmware.

EDIT: just saw your "im from denmark blurb"
Not sure how i missed that
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post #5 of 14
http://www.ocztechnology.com/res/man...duct_sheet.pdf

There's no comparison of the Solid 3 vs m4.

Sure, the Solid does advertise the 500/500 mark in Atto. The catch is the Atto benchmark uses 100% compressible data. Something you will not find in the real world as all data is already compressed to a point.

Put the Solid into a real test with incompressible data like as-ssd and it's not pretty.
The 500/500 transfer rates drop to 175mb read and 60mb write. And 4k is only 50mb read and 70mb write.

The m4 performs the exact same with both data types. 500mb+ sequential reads. More important than that, the M4 scores almost 300mb in the test that the Solid gets 50mb in.

IMO, even when the Solid is $1 a gig, it's still not a good deal. There are plenty of previous generation ssd that get much better 4k scores for not much more money.

But I suppose that's why OCZ advertises like they do. People see 500mb sequential transfers with 100% compressible data and think the drive is fast. Anyone who knows how a ssd works realize those numbers are 99% useless in the real world.
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post #6 of 14
M4

And check out the guide in my sig once you get it
post #7 of 14
M4 all the way. There is some things that you can go cheap on but an SSD is not.
post #8 of 14
m4. it makes my old wintec sata II feel like a hdd.
post #9 of 14
Thread Starter 
So most of you are for the m4?

I think it's odd that the OCZ is slower given the read/write speeds

I will +rep everyone in this thread once I've made my choice
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhitePrQjser View Post
So most of you are for the m4?

I think it's odd that the OCZ is slower given the read/write speeds

I will +rep everyone in this thread once I've made my choice
Yea, and the only way to get the speed from the OCZ drives is to use ATTO benchmark.
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