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Been using SSDs in every single one of my rig with the entire X25 G2 lineup from 40gb to 160gb.
I am now looking forward for a new SATA3 drive.

I understand the M4 is most ppl's recommendation, but what about the Pyro SE. The review and numbers look if not better then equally as good. I also believe the previous issues with the SF-2281 drives are fixed in recent firmwares? If he 120GB Pyro SE is $30 cheaper than the 128GB M4 what is a better buy?
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M4: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/768801-REG/Crucial_Technology_CT128M4SSD2_128GB_m4_SSD_2_5.html

I don't suggest you play the sandforce lottery.
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Been using SSDs in every single one of my rig with the entire X25 G2 lineup from 40gb to 160gb.
I am now looking forward for a new SATA3 drive.
I understand the M4 is most ppl's recommendation, but what about the Pyro SE. The review and numbers look if not better then equally as good. I also believe the previous issues with the SF-2281 drives are fixed in recent firmwares? If he 120GB Pyro SE is $30 cheaper than the 128GB M4 what is a better buy?

Intel's 520 drive is the only Sandforce drive with good firmware simply because Intel validated it and told Sandforce what changes to make for them. The Patriot SE will not get a version of that firmware until Intel allows it.

But the Pyro's firmware is mostly fixed at this point. However, I'd be buying a drive like the m4 that has about a 1% failure rate.
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Thanks guys, I just bought the 128GB M4 as suggested.

Now the problem is should i be plugging it onto my crappy marvell 9128?

According to this http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/271802-32-crucial-128gb-intel-ich10r-marvell-9128-sata

The number still looks to be better in every way with the 9128 vs ICH10R or the difference is on real world performance?
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