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post #72 of 90
This thread should be a poll and if it was Crucial would win hands down. Just saying! smile.gif
Edited by wickedout - 2/9/12 at 5:50am
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post #73 of 90
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

ehhh, the 320 is more $ and is slower. -snip-
The M4 is faster and cheaper -snip-
I've not seen any cheaper prices so....it is a definite win for the M4 @ the price, size, reliability, and performance.

Good job not reading what you quoted.

Price, you got me. The M4 is ~10 bucks cheaper. rolleyes.gif

Size? They're both 120(8)gb drives. Yes, the Crucial will show up more inside Windows, but the 320 has just as much NAND and you have to make your own "spare area" on the M4 by simply leaving part of the drive empty, because there is none built in. Not sure what you're on about there?

Reliability? I'd take Intel -any- day over Crucial. The only reliability data gathered on SSDs support me in this argument.

Performance? See above. You didn't even read what you quoted. In real world use there's no practical difference between a reasonably fast SSD (the 320, faster than Vertex 2s, etc) and a really fast SSD - my Vertex 3 (in some ways faster than the M4, in others slower, overall, equal-ish) so who cares what benchmarks show? I'll take reliability any day of the week over a benchmark queen. If you're buying an SSD for your desktop it simply doesn't matter. If you're running a massive database for a big website? Then sure, it does, but so does reliability..

Doesn't look "like a definite win" for either, it just depends on what matters to you: Reliability (and redundancy, and encryption, via the 320) or better benchies (the M4.)

Anyway, sorry to bump this thread, was sent something in regards to it.
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post #74 of 90
I just "upgraded" from an 80GB Intel 320 to the 128GB Crucial M4 because I needed a little more space on my OS/programs disk and I wanted to take advantage of the SATA3 ports on my ASUS P8Z68V-Pro/GEN3 M/B. The Intel 320 was my first SSD and I was impressed, but now my system seems even faster than it was with the 320. Given this and the good prices for the M4 these days, I would recommend the M4.
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Cruciall!!!
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post #76 of 90
I just love when everyone has the same thing... rolleyes.gif

**insert Apple lawsuit joke here**

Looks like the Sammy is on sale for $180 on Newegg... thinking.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147134
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post #77 of 90
its tough to compare these 2 drives side by side and not take the crucial. the Intel 520 would be a more comparable drive but that one cost quite a bit more (further boosting the crucial).
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... and you have to make your own "spare area" on the M4 by simply leaving part of the drive empty, because there is none built in.

As I understand it , you really don't need to do this .. or do you?

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Quote:
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... and you have to make your own "spare area" on the M4 by simply leaving part of thNe drive empty, because there is none built in.

As I understand it , you really don't need to do this .. or do you?

Enquiring minds etc, etc!
nope you don't.
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ive not had a single issue with my intel 320 SSD, i did thefirmware update, no 8MB bug its been over 4 months. i believe its lnog solved, as theres 2 firmware releases on intels site.
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