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Is the Performance Pro worth ~25% more than the M4

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As per today Newegg lists the 128GB Corsair Performance Pro for $220 while the 128GB Crucial M4 is about $180.

I am finishing off an X79 build and plan to use this as a boot drive/some commonly used programs like Matlab. The question is if the Corsair is more expensive because it is a new product or is Corsair's firmware and use of 34nm flash that advantageous over the Crucial drive. l understand there is a diminishing return but it seems as though the only reviews I can find don't have good comparisons between the drives or are based on old firmware (and therefore significantly slower) Crucial drives.
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I've been using M4 with boot times in the teens and access times that you wont see much faster than. And if something else can put up higher numbers... it's not like you'll notice the fraction of a second difference. My vote is for the M4. especially at that price and latest firmware fix
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I've been using M4 with boot times in the teens and access times that you wont see much faster than. And if something else can put up higher numbers... it's not like you'll notice the fraction of a second difference. My vote is for the M4. especially at that price and latest firmware fix

Thanks for the response. I never doubted that either drive would be anything but fast.

However, has anyone experienced both drives and have felt one is better outside of small differences in benchmarks?
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The Pro hasn't been out long enough for many people to have them.

Both the m4 and the Pro use the Marvell controller. It's very reliable.

The m4 uses nand produced at the Micron/Intel joint plant, great quality.

The Pro is expensive Toshiba toggle nand memory, again great quality.

If the difference was $20, I'd bite. $40, no.

The Pro has had rebates on it during parts of January. I bet if you wait a bit, there will be again bringing the prices closer.
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M4, don't look back, only difference really is sequential write speeds.
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