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Originally Posted by CynicalUnicorn View Post

It's always a SandForce controller if it's cheap. Or worse... JMicron! eek.gif I've got nothin' about anywhere. It's only been mentioned today because of the sale. Might be worth it for $100, but you're flying blind. Anybody who gets this, please void your warranty and tell us if it is worth the money! biggrin.gif

Given quoted max sequential write on the specifications is 320 MB/s, I'm leaning towards JMicron and not SandForce. That said, didn't the Crucial M500 240GB drop down to this price on sale just recently?
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http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-240GB-2-5-Inch-Internal-CT240M500SSD1/dp/B00BQ8RM1A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1396591734&sr=8-3&keywords=ssd

http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-2-5-Inch-Height-SDSSDHP-256G-FFP/dp/B00APEG8NO/ref=sr_1_33?ie=UTF8&qid=1396591827&sr=8-33&keywords=ssd

http://www.amazon.com/Transcend-Information-256GB-2-5-Inch-TS256GSSD340/dp/B00HF8A2SA/ref=sr_1_60?ie=UTF8&qid=1396591884&sr=8-60&keywords=ssd

The Optima name dates back to 2010, I do not know if this is a newer version, numbers do not match what I found.
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It's like Kingston HyperX stuff, but with far fewer reviews.

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I think you are confused. Unicorn said JMicron not micron. JMicron controllers are bad for the most part compared to others. Most Crucial SSDs use Marvell controllers. Their v4 uses a crappy Jmicron controller tho.

Thanks for the assist. thumb.gif v4s are SATA II for some reason, so there's another reason to avoid them.
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Hey what do you guys think of this SSD?? My mobo has a Msata slot that I believe could use this.

I just found out that my two 120gb G.Skill Phoenix Pro SSDs are not compatible with my new MOBO which is the Z87 Asrock OC Formula. I have been using them and other than having to reboot numerous times to get it to recognize the SSDs, it works. But is a big pain and things like sleep dont work either.

If the above SSD isnt any good I can get another one of the traditional 2.5 format. I am currently at ~ 240 Gb SSD space now between my two drives. I have another 2 Tb in HDD for other things. I dont wanna downgrade on space, if anything I want more thumb.gif
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Hey what do you guys think of this SSD?? My mobo has a Msata slot that I believe could use this.

I just found out that my two 120gb G.Skill Phoenix Pro SSDs are not compatible with my new MOBO which is the Z87 Asrock OC Formula. I have been using them and other than having to reboot numerous times to get it to recognize the SSDs, it works. But is a big pain and things like sleep dont work either.

If the above SSD isnt any good I can get another one of the traditional 2.5 format. I am currently at ~ 240 Gb SSD space now between my two drives. I have another 2 Tb in HDD for other things. I dont wanna downgrade on space, if anything I want more thumb.gif
First you need to be 100% sure that msata port is connected to one of Intels sata3 lines.
In past all msata ports on desktop motherboard was connected to sata2 lines but i saw ASRock with Z87 change that ,so if you can confirm in motherboard manual i say go for it.
I bought also one but for my notebook.
By the way if that means something to you SanDisk Extreme II is best at the moment,but it doesn't come in msata form.
Edited by Unit Igor - 4/4/14 at 6:01pm
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Thanks for the advice. But I think I am going to pass on that Msata drive. Fast drive and all, but the 4k randoms are horrible on it, like 4.4k/16k read/write. Via this Anandtech review

I just like the idea of using my Mobo's Msata slot just because I can. And I am willing to sacrifice a little performance because SSDs are already so dam quick. But dont wanna loose too much when I can easily get a 2.5" form factor.

Although if 4k doesnt mean much for games, I could use it as a steam drive. But I think Id rather go with something like the Plextor M5M if I went that route.
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Go with an EVO or M500 if you want mSATA.
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Thanks for the advice. But I think I am going to pass on that Msata drive. Fast drive and all, but the 4k randoms are horrible on it, like 4.4k/16k read/write. Via this Anandtech review

I just like the idea of using my Mobo's Msata slot just because I can. And I am willing to sacrifice a little performance because SSDs are already so dam quick. But dont wanna loose too much when I can easily get a 2.5" form factor.

Although if 4k doesnt mean much for games, I could use it as a steam drive. But I think Id rather go with something like the Plextor M5M if I went that route.
And did you see this 4k:
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What drive is that .. and why is it completely empty, not really a real-world situation there?
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