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Crucial M4 or Samsung 830
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It is really a toss up. Right now I have the M4 but the 830 is a little better
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post #13 of 90
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It is really a toss up. Right now I have the M4 but the 830 is a little better

lol, how is the 830 "better?"
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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 ()

If you'll do a bit of research, you'll realize the "8mb bug" isn't really a bug at all. It's the pre-programmed default state for the SSD to enter whenever there was a problem. Intel has stated this several times. (Yes, there was a bug before that caused the SSD to enter this state for no reason - that was fixed.)

I'd take the 320, regardless of the Crucial/Samsung being faster. Haven't had a moments trouble from mine (had it ~10 months), and when in use, I can't tell a bit of difference between it and my Vertex 3. Sure, the V3 stomps it in benchmarks. Real world use? For all intents and purposes - Identical.
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I'd take the 320, regardless of the Crucial/Samsung being faster. Haven't had a moments trouble from mine (had it ~10 months), and when in use, I can't tell a bit of difference between it and my Vertex 3. Sure, the V3 stomps it in benchmarks. Real world use? For all intents and purposes - Identical.

ehhh, the 320 is more $ and is slower...http://www.buy.com/pr/product.aspx?sku=220601171&sellerid=11408470

The M4 is faster and cheaper....http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/768801-REG/Crucial_Technology_CT128M4SSD2_128GB_m4_SSD_2_5_.html

I've not seen any cheaper prices so....it is a definite win for the M4 @ the price, size, reliability, and performance.
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I my self just got a M4 couple days ago even tho i think there are 2 different revisions considering the model numbers on them.

Sadly i cant say how well it works on Sata 3.0 since Im still running a P35 mobo. As Im seeing 260-265 on seq read/write with about 55 for random 4k at bout 20k iops. And holy hell does windows load so fast with all my apps. Which are core temp, avg antivirus,and afterburner; also my wifi is like instant. Only thing that seems like that hasnt seen an increase in speed is browsing speeds even tho I know with a ram disk it does.

EDIT: oh yeah and totally follow seans ssd guides as it helps alot with setup if you dont know how to do it. Even tho I updated the fireware before I did anything else to it.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1156654/seans-windows-7-install-guide-optimization-for-ssds-hdds/0_50 link if you want it
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lol, how is the 830 "better?"
Almost every review and benchmark I have seen it is faster and better, the price is the only thing that is not worth it.
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lol, how is the 830 "better?"
Almost every review and benchmark I have seen it is faster and better, the price is the only thing that is not worth it.

lolololol ok...sure, "every bench" ok

What ones have you looked at? The ones with the 256Gb M4? If so I should let you know that the 256GB M4 is slower than teh 128Gb M4. You can not take benches from that drive and compare to the 128GB M4.

If you want to go by benches then the M4 beats the 830 in 4k reads straight up. Reads are what matter the most. The 830 is faster in sequential writes...that is it, but not threaded writes, nor 4K writes either. That is what matters in the OS. Though in day to day use none of the differences in benches will be noticed.

But why is it better? You just say it is, it is simply not "better." Define better for me.

And the 830 is more expensive.

And it is newer so less length of a reliability on record.
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lolololol ok...sure, "every bench" ok
What ones have you looked at? The ones with the 256Gb M4? If so I should let you know that the 256GB M4 is slower than teh 128Gb M4. You can not take benches from that drive and compare to the 128GB M4.
If you want to go by benches then the M4 beats the 830 in 4k reads straight up. Reads are what matter the most. The 830 is faster in sequential writes...that is it, but not threaded writes, nor 4K writes either. That is what matters in the OS. Though in day to day use none of the differences in benches will be noticed.
But why is it better? You just say it is, it is simply not "better." Define better for me.
And the 830 is more expensive.
And it is newer so less length of a reliability on record.

yeah but the 256gb 830 is faster then the m4. 128GB M4 is nice, but I would still go the 830 route. Only because it has more newer tech underneath. Samsung HD department was sold to seagate so that is something to consider as well, As seagate HD's are total crap.
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yeah but the 256gb 830 is faster then the m4. 128GB M4 is nice, but I would still go the 830 route. Only because it has more newer tech underneath. Samsung HD department was sold to seagate so that is something to consider as well, As seagate HD's are total crap.

Yea, the 830 256GB model is better than the M4 256GB model, but the OP wants to know about the 128GB models. Thus the M4 is superior for him in all aspects. And for that matter the Plextor M3 series uses Toggle and too and is comparable to the M4 as well.

And Samsung selling the HDD department has nothing to do with anything really. Samsung are just more focused on flash storage than mechanical hard disk. Micron (owners of Crucial) and Intel use the same NAND, Intel merged with Micron on that adventure b/c Micron has great experience in that field and Micron owns 51% of the share, but what does that have to do with the M4 vs the 830? Nothing
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