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thanks for the input, although i dont quite understand what is going on in that thread lol
i generally got this message from it "because my x58 runs the ich10r the sandforce controller ssds and the marvell controller ssds performance will be negligible?"
please feel free to correct me if im wrong, and if so, please correct my statement biggrin.gif
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The M4 will most likely last longer then others.
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I got my OCZ Solid 3 120GB drive for under $117 after rebates. (OCZ is very fast with their rebates to!) Reviews would tell you it's a bad drive, but people on newegg are noobs. OCZ has updated the firmware for their sandforce drives and they are rock solid now. As long as your running 2.15 firmware I guarantee you the drive will be just fine. I have had no reliability issues with mine and I've been running it for around 2 months now. I bench marked the drive and the speeds are as advertised. VERY FAST! These drives have been going in and out of sales lately and if you do a little waiting/ searching im sure you will find one for around what I payed after rebates. If you want to spend around the same amount of money for half the drive space then go for it, but those drives fill up fast let me tell you. I only have windows 7 and a couple games on mine and I've used 44gigs.
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post #14 of 35
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trust me ive got an oldschool x25 40gb i know the value of storage quantity lol.
i still may be leaning towards the m4 atm BUT
if a 120gb solid 3 could be had for 117 i may change my mind.
oh and whats the difference between vertex, solid, and agility?
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The difference is the quality of the flash chips...
I know that the Vertex has samsung and the agility uses cheaper brand.
But all in all, they will all work and perform regardless.
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Originally Posted by LilScrappyD View Post

trust me ive got an oldschool x25 40gb i know the value of storage quantity lol.
i still may be leaning towards the m4 atm BUT
if a 120gb solid 3 could be had for 117 i may change my mind.
oh and whats the difference between vertex, solid, and agility?

I just think you'll be happier with a 120gig drive. Here's an article that will do a much better job of explaining the differences between the three then I can - http://www.storagereview.com/ocz_solid_3_review_120gb. The solid 3 is the slowest of the bunch but it's not slow by any means. It will still blow away any hard drive out there and make you very happy. Unless your OCD about performance, like a number of people are here, then you won't notice a huge difference. smile.gif

*EDIT* Here's the drive for $140 and no rebates. http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=61049&vpn=SLD3-25SAT3-120G&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology&promoid=1368

I bet OCZ does another $20 rebate here soon though.
Edited by Triple7 - 12/10/11 at 10:35pm
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post #17 of 35
Wow, a lot of misinformation in this thread already.

Check my sig for a link to a comparison I did of the Vertex 3 max iops vs m4.

Anybody giving advice on this forum should not be doing so based solely on what Atto gives you for results.

Run as-ssd on both drives and it's clear that the m4 has the 4k read advantage down pat. Not to mention that 4k write will be very close as well.
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post #18 of 35
id get the vertex 3, i just picked one up and with the rebate right now your looking at 80 dollars and that money save can be put towards getting another and putting it in raid 0 thumb.gif. my plan exactly after christmas

btw the vertex 3 is stupid fast already i dont even have a welcome screen on boot anymore i feel like the oh the m4 is faster talk is kinda redundant when the vertex 3 is already paces ahead of most other ssds in its current price range and anything you put on it is going to be faster than you need. im always the first in BF3 servers and i have to wait for the full 30 seconds :/ im just sayin vertex 3 is 20 to 40 dollars cheaper and your going to get your moneys worth.

like i said get one save for another and put them in raid 0
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post #19 of 35
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Run as-ssd on both drives and it's clear that the m4 has the 4k read advantage down pat. Not to mention that 4k write will be very close as well.
WOW very solid information. seems the m4 would be a clear choice for an OS drive now... (what i plan on doing)
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My vertex 2 from OCZ has been going for a couple years perfectly fine now, I update the firmware on it ever 6 months. But as long as its up to date OCZ is solid.
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