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Why did YOU buy your Crucial M4 instead of another brand SSD?

Poll Results: Why did you buy your M4?

 
  • 4% (1)
    Speed/Performance was better than other SSDs
  • 20% (5)
    Cost per Gigabyte was better than other SSDs
  • 75% (18)
    Reliability was better than other SSDs
24 Total Votes  
post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Just curious. Synthetic benchmarks seem to put it about middle of the pack. I just don't don't see anything remarkable about it as far as cost, reliability, or performance. Yet it seems to be THE SSD of Overclock.net.
 
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post #2 of 21
reliability.. its has fast read speeds...
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post #3 of 21
stability.

pre firmware update vertex 3 came to mind.
post #4 of 21
So fast you'd never notice a difference in real world use over any faster SSD.. great price and reliable.
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post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by darksen View Post

stability.
pre firmware update vertex 3 came to mind.

interesting. Did you ever consider a Samsung 830 or equivalent?
 
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nickzorz91 View Post

So fast you'd never notice a difference in real world use over any faster SSD.. great price and reliable.

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post #7 of 21
Ordered my 256gb M4 literally a few hours ago based on recommendation over the 830 so I'm expecting good things biggrin.gif
   
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post #8 of 21
Price and reliability. Seemed like a great deal at $109 for 128GB.

Friend has one in his MB Pro, everything has been working great. So I figured it would be a safe choice for my MB Pro.

I would vote, but I need to be able to vote on two things at once.
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post #9 of 21
The sheer fact that almost everyone on the board recommended it for it's reliability made me buy it. It may not be the fastest drive out there but reliability was a very important factor to me. I have two M4's now and they have been great. But yet I have a Kingston HyperX in my sig rig? Go figure lol biggrin.gif
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post #10 of 21
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Reliability, and read speeds. thumb.gif
 
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