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Hi,

I've been thinking about either getting a Crucial M4 128GB SSD, or the Intel 320 120GB one.

What I'm looking for is an optimal balance between reliability and performance, as I would rather have a SSD that's a bit slower, but that I would be confident in working with it for at least 2-3 years or more.

Intel's controller is regarded as the more safe and reliable one, plus they offer a longer warranty (5 years vs. 3 for the Crucial). Perhaps this means something? The only thing that worries me is the Intel 8mb bug, which still seems to be happening even after the firmwire update that happened months ago. There's an active thread about it over at the Intel forum ().

The Crucial M4 on the other hand, seems to be getting great reviews, and I haven't found such bugs associated with it. Only just a few statistics that show Crucial to be close to Intel on reliability, with just having like ~1% higher RMA rates (which even though is a small difference, means that Intel has a 2 or 3 times lower rate of failure).

So what do I do?

Thanks!
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Neither, go with Samsung! thumb.gif
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m4 or 830
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neither. Go for the Samsung 830 series, The best SSDs on the market right now. They are super reliable if not the most reliable ssd on the market right now. I have the 64gb one in my laptop and its been great so far.
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post #5 of 90
Get the crucial, great support, same with intel but as you say people still having problems, the ssd is very reliable, just ask sean. rolleyes.gif For those saying get the samsung..well its about $40 more than the crucial.
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Get the crucial, great support, same with intel but as you say people still having problems, the ssd is very reliable, just ask sean. rolleyes.gif For those saying get the samsung..well its about $40 more than the crucial.

+1 for the Crucial. The 320 is a great Sata 3gb/s ssd though.

The m4's Marvell controller has proven reliable as it's been out for years now.

The 830 isn't worth considering unless it's at the same price point as the m4. It's also a great ssd though. It's only been out a couple months though so even though Samsung has a great track record with it's 470 series, take what you read about it being "super reliable" from the posters above with a grain of salt at this point. Sometimes people have too high an opinion of what they own to give an unbiased view of the ssd world.
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I have both ssd s and I can tell you that the m4 is amazing and was a huge step up from the 320.
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M4, hands down,especially @ the price right now. + it benches the highest out of either and great CS and both Crucial and Intel share the same NAND. biggrin.gif
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In January 2006, Micron Technology, Inc., one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Intel Corporation, the world’s largest chip maker, came together to form a new company: IM Flash Technologies, LLC.

IM Flash marries the technology, assets, and experience of two major corporations to manufacture NAND Flash memory—an increasingly important and fast-growing memory technology used in consumer electronics, removable storage, and handheld communication devices.

Manufacturing products exclusively for Micron and Intel, IM Flash combines Micron’s expertise in developing NAND technology and operating highly efficient manufacturing facilities with Intel’s multi-level cell technology and history of innovation in the Flash memory business.

lol, just a cool bit of info.
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...both Curial and Intel share the same NAND

Who is this "Curial" you speak of? biggrin.gif
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...both Curial and Intel share the same NAND

Who is this "Curial" you speak of? biggrin.gif

Stop hating on my dyslexia! tongue.gif
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