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No 830s on newegg canada frown.gif anyway, what about this :
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226247
Faster overall, same price and an overall 5 egg review. What do u think?

Sucks that the samsung drive is not there:(

I would go with the m4 over the muskin. Not that I have heard anything bad but the m4 just has to many rave review's about it.
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Yeah the m4s seem to be the most reliable. Is its low write speed noticeable?
 
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That's not a great pricepoint for drives. The HDDs are at a stupidly elevated price, and $100 isn't going to get you a big enough SSD.

Honestly, you should look at an SSD that's at least 120GB. Even then, you'll need an overflow HDD, so hopefully you have an old one...

Also, as far at OCZ goes, I don't know what people are doing with them for all the fails you hear online, but I've bought 6 of them, from the Vertex 2s to the Agility 3 to the Vertex Plus, and have not had any problems whatsoever. If the failure rate was really that high, I would have seen one by now. User related? Platform related? Who knows.
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I do have a spare 250gig hdd from an old p4 server that been busted for years- the drive works, not the fastest but ill stick my docs music and video on it and my programs and os on the ssd. Also ive read that you can mod windows to take up less then 20gigs be disabling something (cant remember). Also like i said last computer died and took my data with it so ive got almost nothing to start.
 
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That's not a great pricepoint for drives. The HDDs are at a stupidly elevated price, and $100 isn't going to get you a big enough SSD.
Honestly, you should look at an SSD that's at least 120GB. Even then, you'll need an overflow HDD, so hopefully you have an old one...
Also, as far at OCZ goes, I don't know what people are doing with them for all the fails you hear online, but I've bought 6 of them, from the Vertex 2s to the Agility 3 to the Vertex Plus, and have not had any problems whatsoever. If the failure rate was really that high, I would have seen one by now. User related? Platform related? Who knows.

I suspect my failed drive's where sand force related. The third one OCZ tech even told me what to do to get it working(to try to eliminate user error) and it failed out right with in 15 hours. Now I have been hearing about "faulty sanforce controllers" and suspect that might have been the issue.

I do agree that you need an overflow hdd. Its insanity not to. I do think for some people a 64 gig SSD will work just fine. depends on what you want on your SSD. I didnt plan on putting game's on mine. just the OS, office and some other small stuff.

OP might want to think about his data and where its all going to go lol.
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This: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148447
It is faster, the same price as many others, and far more reliable.

If you don't good luck with that, a lot of the SandForce SSDs are trash.

Read: http://www.overclock.net/t/1179518/seans-ssd-buyers-guide-information-thread#user_SeansrecommendedSSDs
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People need to stop complaining about SandForce!
You want to know something? The entire time I've had my SSD, there hasn't been a single BSOD that was caused by the SSD. (Trying to find a stable overclock tongue.gif )
To me it feels like people with M4's are jelous of our SSDs, therefore they're saying trash about them just convince folks to buy a M4 instead.
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People need to stop complaining about SandForce!
You want to know something? The entire time I've had my SSD, there hasn't been a single BSOD that was caused by the SSD. (Trying to find a stable overclock tongue.gif )
To me it feels like people with M4's are jelous of our SSDs, therefore they're saying trash about them just convince folks to buy a M4 instead.

Until they get better, and by better i mean more reliable, handle compressed data faster and have better firmware support I will complain all I want.

I've dealt with two with friends build, we wended up returning them b/c of the stupid crap they would give us. Swapped to a Corsair Performance Pro in one build and a Samsung 830 in the other. Never had an issue with either. I only suggest items that are actually worth something and not a POS that unreliable and slow. It isn't about the M4, it is about the controller, the Marvel controller has been far better. And the only reason the M4 is suggested so much is b/c it is the fastest in it's class at 64GB &128GB, very competitively priced though out the size range, and has great support.
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My friends cheap adata drive crapped out on him but i thought it was just the brand- not the controler. While sandforce may be fine, im 14 and dont have money or time to spare, so ill pick something more reliable. On the anandtech bench the m4 kicks the sh** out of the agility 3 despite almost the same read suposeive speed and 5x the write speed. Besides convinceing me against ocz, it has convined me to get the m4 unless i see some other good deal. Ill get the 64gig cause i dont have much data to start, and i can always get another for raid in the future. Plus a got that 250gig hhd, and bet theres more working ones in the pile of old broken computers down stairs.
 
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My friends cheap adata drive crapped out on him but i thought it was just the brand- not the controler. While sandforce may be fine, im 14 and dont have money or time to spare, so ill pick something more reliable. On the anandtech bench the m4 kicks the sh** out of the agility 3 despite almost the same read suposeive speed and 5x the write speed. Besides convinceing me against ocz, it has convined me to get the m4 unless i see some other good deal. Ill get the 64gig cause i dont have much data to start, and i can always get another for raid in the future. Plus a got that 250gig hhd, and bet theres more working ones in the pile of old broken computers down stairs.

great plan. Good luck!
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