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I got 2 x Vertex (1) 120GB in Raid at the moment but recently it seems one of them is causing issues which result in system shutdowns.

Since i read a LOT of bad about any OCZ SSD lately i'm looking for something else rather than going thru RMA and get another poor thing. Also i don't think i'm gonna bother with SandForce.

Seeing the Intel 320's are getting a little old by now i ended up with a Crucial M4. Does anyone have experience with these drives, cuz after reading some reviews Price/Performance wise they are very good. Just want to know i don't end up with another bad SSD. I'm aware that the Write speeds of the Crucial arn't as fast as an OCZ or Corsair, but i care more about reliability.

I did dig up some prices and it seems that going with a single 256GB would be cheaper. Ofcourse going 2x 128GB RAID0 would increase my Read Speed but i don't really feel that's worth the trouble.

So just want to know if Curcial is a reliability SSD to go for.
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Right now, the M4 is one of the most reliable SSDs, hands down. It is probably the most recommended SSD on these forums currently.

It would be my choice, for sure
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M4s are nice. I'd say go for a single drive over RAID 0.
post #4 of 21
Yea, you don't wanna Raid the M4's since you can't TRIM raid and crucial doesn't have garbage collection.

Besides, not really that much difference in real world performance.

M4 is definitely an excellent drive to go with though.
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I love my M4 I say go for it!!
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My M4 128GB is the best!
    
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Get an M4, upgrade to the latest firmware, which gives it a SUBSTANTIAL performance increase, Connect to a SATA 3 port, grab a beer, have a damn good day!
     
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post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by banthracis View Post
Yea, you don't wanna Raid the M4's since you can't TRIM raid and crucial doesn't have garbage collection.

Besides, not really that much difference in real world performance.

M4 is definitely an excellent drive to go with though.
What are you talking about? Crucial M4s definately support GC.
post #9 of 21
+1 M4 + 0009 firmware = amazing
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Originally Posted by The_0ctogon View Post
My M4 128GB is the best!
Indeed. That's the SSD for you. OP.
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