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am i wrong here. I was looking on anand at the benchmarks comparisons M4 128 vs 830 128 and it shows that the samsung 830 is above the Crucial M4 in alot of benchmarks. I thought the M4's were supposed to be Top. I can get either the M4 or the 830 for the same price. The Samsung comes with batman free

 

AS-SSD Read:

 

Samsung: 500.2

M4: 495.3

 

 

AS-SSD write:

 

Samsung: 310.7

M4: 200.2

 

 

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am i wrong here. I was looking on anand at the benchmarks comparisons M4 128 vs 830 128 and it shows that the samsung 830 is above the Crucial M4 in alot of benchmarks. I thought the M4's were supposed to be Top. I can get either the M4 or the 830 for the same price. The Samsung comes with batman free

 

AS-SSD Read:

 

Samsung: 500.2

M4: 495.3

 

 

AS-SSD write:

 

Samsung: 310.7

M4: 200.2

 

 


The m4 has the best random read times(non sequential) which is used 99% of the time and will help with load times way more than sequential reads/writes since it can retrieve all info faster ad not just copy stuff fast. The m4 will have way better load times in games and in windows but if you are copying large files the other one will do better. Honestly the m4 is the best IMO because load times are way better.
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am i wrong here. I was looking on anand at the benchmarks comparisons M4 128 vs 830 128 and it shows that the samsung 830 is above the Crucial M4 in alot of benchmarks. I thought the M4's were supposed to be Top. I can get either the M4 or the 830 for the same price. The Samsung comes with batman free
AS-SSD Read:
Samsung: 500.2
M4: 495.3
AS-SSD write:
Samsung: 310.7
M4: 200.2
They perform similarly, the 830 gets a upper hand in a lot of tests b/c they combine reads with writes. Though the 4K reads on the M4 are still faster.

Honesstly what ever one is the best deal to the person is the right one to get, like you said the 830 comes with a game, but is ~$40-$50 more atm. For me that $40 or so for the game I would not play is not worth it.

Here is a M4 vs Samsung comparison. I know they are not with the same system, but the scores are average of all I have seen.
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buy.com has the Crucial M4 right now for $147.95 so I am going to order the crucial over the Samsung. for $147.99 compared to the samsung at 189 saves me $42.00


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Oh yea, you live in NY too so you will be taxed by B&H photo. They have the M4 for $157 and the 830 is usually ~$200 but there is that sale atm on newegg for $190 like you said.

Each drive performs very similarly in real world use, grab which one suites your want's/needs better. thumb.gif
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buy.com has the Crucial M4 right now for $147.95 so I am going to order the crucial over the Samsung. for $147.99 compared to the samsung at 189 saves me $42.00

buy.com is showing me the 128GB Crucial M4 for $157.95. Did they raise the price or are they different depending on which state you live in?
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buy.com is showing me the 128GB Crucial M4 for $157.95. Did they raise the price or are they different depending on which state you live in?


 

Buy.com has a coupon for $10.00 on orders over $150.00 that makes it come to 147.00

 

http://www.buy.com/retail/coupon.asp?prid=82955137&&

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Buy.com has a coupon for $10.00 on orders over $150.00 that makes it come to 147.00

http://www.buy.com/retail/coupon.asp?prid=82955137&&

Cool. Thanks a lot man! thumb.gif

Guess I am picking up a Crucial M4 as well. My current HDD is by far the slowest component in my beastly gaming rig.devil.gif
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thanks but I only order from newegg. I dont do business with anyone else. I live about 2 hours from NJ so I always have my stuff next day.

Word up, lol....i live in south jersey so i get my stuff in a day as well.....the only thing that sucks for me is i have to pay tax on it cuz i live in state. but the overall turnover is as close to going and picking it up as youre gonna get and it doesnt cost you any gas money. I just ordered the Plextor 128g drive they have for 189.99. Its a bit faster and only marginally more expensive.
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Word up, lol....i live in south jersey so i get my stuff in a day as well.....the only thing that sucks for me is i have to pay tax on it cuz i live in state. but the overall turnover is as close to going and picking it up as youre gonna get and it doesnt cost you any gas money. I just ordered the Plextor 128g drive they have for 189.99. Its a bit faster and only marginally more expensive.



The Plextor M3 Series 128GB is faster then the M4 you say? Buy.com has the M4 for 147.00 & newegg has the Plextor M3 128GB for 190 so for $50.00 I am assuming that there will not be a massive jump in performance to compensate $50.00

 

I was going to order from the Egg but buy.com's savings are hard to beat

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