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Hello OCN SSD guys,
I'm looking at going with an SSD for christmas (And Eyefinity lolz).

I'm currently looking at the:
Corsair Force GT 60
And
Crucial 64GB m4

I would like to know if there would be any noticeable differences between the two it looks like the write speed on the Corsair literally blows the M4 clean out of the water but does this really make a difference? I will be running on sataII until I upgrade to intel which will be later next year but I still want the sataIII capability's for when I upgrade.

I was looking at using Steam Mover to move my games in and out of the SSD when I'm done with them but want to keep them installed just in case I might play them again. Is this ok or is it not recommended?

And finally is installing windows 7 to a SSD the same as any other HDD?

Thanks
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post #2 of 10
firstly i think you will get this answer from 90% of the people on here and say M4.

It is amazing. You wont regret it.

For the install look here

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds

Do all of these steps will reduce windows install and make everything nice and fast
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Forget write speeds on an SSD, for you or most gamers 90% of your SSD performance relies on read speed. The Crucial M4 has this in abundance.

Treat an SSD like a normal HDD mate, it's all the same. But, set AHCI mode in the Bios before installing Win7 on the SSD is the only difference.
 
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Originally Posted by passey View Post

firstly i think you will get this answer from 90% of the people on here and say M4.
It is amazing. You wont regret it.
For the install look here
http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds
Do all of these steps will reduce windows install and make everything nice and fast

^^^^ is right, 90 % of people will say look at Crucial M4 and it is amazing, im in the say 1 % that will recomend something different, the Samsung 830 64GB from what i have researched and disscussed pretty much matches the M4 and if you beleive the newegg data the sammie reads faster.

samsung 830
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147133

Crucial M4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441

plus yes, Sean's guide is a great read aswell thumb.gif
Edited by stubass - 12/16/11 at 11:14pm
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post #5 of 10
I'll advise you to go for Crucial M4 without any second thought.
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

^^^^ is right, 90 % of people will say look at Crucial M4 and it is amazing, im in the say 1 % that will recomend something different, the Samsung 830 64GB from what i have researched and disscussed pretty much matches the M4 and if you beleive the newegg data the sammie reads faster.
samsung 830
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147133
Crucial M4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441
plus yes, Sean's guide is a great read aswell thumb.gif

Yes that is the only other SSD worth looking at tbh. Maybe the intel ones for reliability but not as fast as 830 or M4.
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post #7 of 10
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Thanks for the help.

Does anyone know if the Steam Mover program is ok to use?
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

^^^^ is right, 90 % of people will say look at Crucial M4 and it is amazing, im in the say 1 % that will recomend something different, the Samsung 830 64GB from what i have researched and disscussed pretty much matches the M4 and if you beleive the newegg data the sammie reads faster.

Comparing sequential read speeds to buy a ssd is like comparing top speeds when buying a car.

Neither will be used frequently enough to really factor into a purchase decision.
Edited by mcg75 - 12/17/11 at 4:07am
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Thanks for the help.

Does anyone know if the Steam Mover program is ok to use?

Yep, I use it all the time.

And if you don't get the M4 right now @$99 over the more expensive and slower Samsung 830 you crazy. tongue.gif
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post #10 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

Yep, I use it all the time.
And if you don't get the M4 right now @$99 over the more expensive and slower Samsung 830 you crazy. tongue.gif

LoL I'm ordering my stuff right now biggrin.gif.
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