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TBH yes 64gb is enough, but the 128gb M4 is just going to give you that much more.
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Sure! You seem pretty smart when it comes to SSD's at the least smile.gif
Thanks, i'll copy it to teh text pad.
One last thing, is 64GB enough for Windows 7 +Office and the likes? I'd like to have chrome and itunes on there too i guess.
What else to put on there? xD
'cause i'm considering the 64GB for the price..

Yea, for me atleast, I have a bunch more apps than that myself and I have 30/59GB free.

A 128 would be better though.
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Might just get the 64GB as i can get it sooner, and it's easier!

I'll have to push mum for like $20 more.. tongue.gif
I don't really need a 128GB one i don't think, i initially thought it was better but it's not worth it, 'cause i'd never use it
 
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I just got the M4 and reinstalled my OS a couple days ago.

64gb is plenty for an OS and frequently used common apps. Whatever doesn't make the cut ends up on RAID for me anyways.
    
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post #25 of 37
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Might just get the 64GB as i can get it sooner, and it's easier!
I'll have to push mum for like $20 more.. tongue.gif
I don't really need a 128GB one i don't think, i initially thought it was better but it's not worth it, 'cause i'd never use it

If that's the case, you can go with a 64gb one now and another 64 one later for RAID0

It's just another option you can consider, it has a higher failure rate (as raid0 does) but will allow for 1GB/s transfer speeds...

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I have a 64 GB in my laptop and I was running out of room (<6 GB free) until I realized a bunch of space was being wasted. I reduced the page file to 1 GB (default was 9; ***?). I also transferred a lot of .msi files in my C:\Windows folder to my laptop's second hard drive via symbolic link, freeing up another 5 GB. Now I agree that 64 GB is enough biggrin.gif
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It would also cost $50 more, and i'd need the RAID card too..
Not gonna happen here, it's already a MASSIVE improvement! wink.gif

So i'm about $30 short.. Hope mum understands about my dodgy CPU fan. Or i might just use the 120mm one on full speed constant.. :s
 
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post #28 of 37
Nah, your motherboard will have a RAID controller on it already biggrin.gif

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Nah, your motherboard will have a RAID controller on it already biggrin.gif
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Are the ON-CHIP RAID controllers good enough to handle RAID0 with SSDs?
    
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I have a 64 GB in my laptop and I was running out of room (<6 GB free) until I realized a bunch of space was being wasted. I reduced the page file to 1 GB (default was 9; ***?). I also transferred a lot of .msi files in my C:\Windows folder to my laptop's second hard drive via symbolic link, freeing up another 5 GB. Now I agree that 64 GB is enough biggrin.gif

If you have more RAM than you'll ever use, it's ok to turn down the page file, but if you have an SSD that means your page file will be that much faster. I wouldn't recommend doing that straight away though if you don't know how much total commit you'll need.

Also, I'm in the same situation as the OP. I'm looking for a 120 GB+ SSD, my budget is $200-250.
Originally I was just going to go with the M4, but how does the 830 compare? Also, what about the performance pro?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233226&nm_mc=OTC-Froogle&cm_mmc=OTC-Froogle-_-Solid+State+Disk-_-Corsair-_-20233226

Same price on Newegg, and it has the same reads but almost double the writes.

It would be for my laptop, which is only SATA II. It seems to me that you can get a SATA III SSD that's either super fast in reads and a little slower in writes or better in writes and a little slower in reads. Sicne I can't take advantage of the full read speeds, does it make sense to get something with higher writes if the read is lower?
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