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im planning on buying an ssd this black friday or whenever i get the money
i def want a 120GB-128GB ssd


which ssd will be good? i usually just play games LoL,steam games, and thats it

and what should i do when i get it? is there any guides for beginners?
post #2 of 9
Crucial M4 is my recommendation.

Here is the ultimate guide!

post #3 of 9
^ What he said
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Crucial M4 is my recommendation.

Here is the ultimate guide!



are u sure becuz im hearing ocz octane will be the best for bucks xD

and the 830 beats the m4? oh btw when i go to newegg.com it has 2 M4s

one with a "transfer kit" that has like 415 reads

and then another one without the transfer kit with 500 reads

i will also be using a p67a motherboard too

links: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148448


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148442
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LOL asking that question here is pretty much pointless.
its already a common consensus that Crucial M4 is the best in the lot. although with new ssds coming out, that can quickly change.
Sandforce is working hard to fix their controllers' BSOD issue and many manufacturers are keeping up with firmware releases, so sandforces' notoriety should be coming down as they are slowly becoming just as reliable.

as for which SSD to buy, pick the best deal you can get your hands on. no need to spend extra $10 for the 10-20Mbps read or write speeds. in real world applications, you wouldnt even notice the difference.
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are u sure becuz im hearing ocz octane will be the best for bucks xD

and the 830 beats the m4? oh btw when i go to newegg.com it has 2 M4s

one with a "transfer kit" that has like 415 reads

and then another one without the transfer kit with 500 reads

i will also be using a p67a motherboard too

links: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148448


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148442
Ok, first of all the M4 has a firmware update that gives it a 20% increase in performance, the transfer kit ones just don't have the update, it only takes a minute to do anyways.

Second, I was going to say look into the OCZ octane, but reviews aren't out yet.

Third, the Samsung 830 doesn't beat the M4 from what I have seen, especially at the price, the M4 is cheaper and faster!

Oh look here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...4_SSD_2_5.html

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alright good looks everyone +rep to all ima go for M4 xD if the octane doesnt come out with results earlier
post #8 of 9
I would also recommend the M4. NewEgg have had it on sale for $160, making it a tremendous deal given its performance.

Following that with a question, has anyone heard of MemoRight? Tweak Town had a review of their FTM Plus 240 GB drive - it has a SF 2281 controller and posts numbers competing with the MAX IOPS drives from OCZ, but undercuts it and others by an appreciable margin. The only problem right now is availability since their distribution isn't very developed yet in the consumer market.
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Just got the M4 128 gig today, got it installed and I am impressed... Getting a overall score of 781 with it with no mods... and it came with the 009 firmware on it.... would go for the M4 for sure
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