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I plan on purchasing a ssd for os and a few game, will never go over 50gbs, and was wondering which one is faster with the newest firmwares.

I understand that he m4 has high read, which is more important, but low write. But I am not sure what the actual speeds are now after newest drivers.

Ocz is a bit cheaper, but gets many errors, again not sure after newest updates how it performs...

So with both at the newest updates, which one will give the best reliability/speed?

I can't go higher than 64, not enough cash.

I also have a 15 off microcenter coupon expires 4/1/2012 and will there be a sale soon?
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Originally Posted by Aregvan View Post

I plan on purchasing a ssd for os and a few game, will never go over 50gbs, and was wondering which one is faster with the newest firmwares.
I understand that he m4 has high read, which is more important, but low write. But I am not sure what the actual speeds are now after newest drivers.
Ocz is a bit cheaper, but gets many errors, again not sure after newest updates how it performs...
So with both at the newest updates, which one will give the best reliability/speed?
I can't go higher than 64, not enough cash.
I also have a 15 off microcenter coupon expires 4/1/2012 and will there be a sale soon?

There are no errors with OCZ 3 any more since the latest firmware. All BSODs are fixed.
I think most people will recommend to go with the M4.
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There are no errors with OCZ 3 any more since the latest firmware. All BSODs are fixed.
I think most people will recommend to go with the M4.

Yeah I heard about that.

But why the m4 if the ocz cheaper and fixed?
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There are no errors with OCZ 3 any more since the latest firmware. All BSODs are fixed.
I think most people will recommend to go with the M4.

Yeah I heard about that.

But why the m4 if the ocz cheaper and fixed?

M4 is faster in benchmarks and some loads, but for general use, the two won't have a noticeable difference, so what ever is cheaper.
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M4 is faster in benchmarks and some loads, but for general use, the two won't have a noticeable difference, so what ever is cheaper.

Oh okay. Well the main reason I want ssd is to load stuff up faster, os, games...

ocz is 75 after rebate
m4 is 95.

For the 20 difference I think ocz wins?!?
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M4 is faster in benchmarks and some loads, but for general use, the two won't have a noticeable difference, so what ever is cheaper.

Oh okay. Well the main reason I want ssd is to load stuff up faster, os, games...

ocz is 75 after rebate
m4 is 95.

For the 20 difference I think ocz wins?!?

Yeah, I've played with a Vertex 2 and a Vertex 3 which are miles apart in benchmarks, but actual loading times don't show much of an improvement. File transfers are way faster, but for the amount of times I transfer large amounts of files, an extra $20 wouldn't be worth it.
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Yeah, I've played with a Vertex 2 and a Vertex 3 which are miles apart in benchmarks, but actual loading times don't show much of an improvement. File transfers are way faster, but for the amount of times I transfer large amounts of files, an extra $20 wouldn't be worth it.

Did you mean m4 and vertex 3? Not vertex 2
I don't want a sata 2, since my mobo supports sata 3, so the comaprison was with the m4 and vertex 3
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Yeah, I've played with a Vertex 2 and a Vertex 3 which are miles apart in benchmarks, but actual loading times don't show much of an improvement. File transfers are way faster, but for the amount of times I transfer large amounts of files, an extra $20 wouldn't be worth it.

Did you mean m4 and vertex 3? Not vertex 2
I don't want a sata 2, since my mobo supports sata 3, so the comaprison was with the m4 and vertex 3

No, I meant Vertex 2 versus Vertex 3, I was just giving an example of how the max transfer speed between two different drives doesn't affect general performance for most users.
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No, I meant Vertex 2 versus Vertex 3, I was just giving an example of how the max transfer speed between two different drives doesn't affect general performance for most users.

OHH okay. Yeah thanks for that!

But I guess I am going with the vertex 3 60gb! Cheap and with the latest firmware, seems stable enough.
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The write speeds are exaggerated on the vertex 3. In real world use, it and the m4 are pretty close actually.

And you mentioned gaming so you need to read this.

Anandtech has been able to show bsod during gaming with the current firmware that others in this thread have deemed as "fixed"

It's like this.

Buy the M4 and take no chance.

Buy the Vertex 3 and take a small chance knowing that if you do have bsod problems, there is no fix.
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