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M4 or Sammy 830
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Corsair Performance Pro imo if you can find a good deal. M4 def. is great also tho. Samsung 830 also. top 3 imo. skip the rest. hehehe

Agreed.

The performance pro is a slightly better all around drive than the m4 especially at the 256gb point.

My only curiousity is who writes the firmware for Corsair. I'd assume Marvell.
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Not sure how this is relevant.
My C300 provided more consistent numbers than this Force 3 that I am using now. The asynchronous NAND slows it down big time.

my bad i thought u were replying to my post not OP. sorry.
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Agreed.
The performance pro is a slightly better all around drive than the m4 especially at the 256gb point.
My only curiousity is who writes the firmware for Corsair. I'd assume Marvell.

i assume Marvell as well. Does Crucial write their own? or does Marvel?
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i assume Marvell as well. Does Crucial write their own? or does Marvel?

Crucial writes their own firmware for it.
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Crucial writes their own firmware for it.

hmmmm yeahhhh idk. I would HOPE Corsair would be able to fix issues as fast as Crucial.. no idea tho.
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arrggg...don't get me started on this again for the hundred time.....too much M4 love on these forums...why do i always feel like I am the only one that looks at this unbiased...besides Sean (tho in my mind i would like to think i pushed him a little more toward Performance Pro side...hehehe...)

Not sure how this is relevant.
My C300 provided more consistent numbers than this Force 3 that I am using now. The asynchronous NAND slows it down big time.

The force 3 is a completely different drive than the Corsair Performance Pro, it is an updated Performance 3. It uses 34nm toggle NAND and the Marvell controller. It reads and writes like a beast.
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According to various sources Sandforce ships firmware while with the Marvell controllers it is up to the vendors to write their own, thus the disparity between Marvell controller speeds from different vendors (Crucial/Intel) and the largely indistinguishable differnces between the Sandforce drives.
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According to various sources Sandforce ships firmware while with the Marvell controllers it is up to the vendors to write their own, thus the disparity between Marvell controller speeds from different vendors (Crucial/Intel) and the largely indistinguishable differnces between the Sandforce drives.

Which is the exact problem with buying a Sandforce based drive.

OCZ gets first crack at firmware. Then Corsair. Then everyone else.
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Which is the exact problem with buying a Sandforce based drive.
OCZ gets first crack at firmware. Then Corsair. Then everyone else.

Haha I've owned 4 different OCZ Vertex drives (1 first gen, 2 second gen, 1 third gen), all of which are still working great. Key is to not buy on first release when it comes to anything, always wait for the first round of kinks to get sorted out. Bought a 120 GB Vertex 3 on Cyber Monday 2011 for $120 after MIR.

To the OP: If you want to compare neck-and-neck drives, you could match up the M4 vs. the Corsair Force GT, which is far better than the Force 3
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