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OCZ Agility 3 or Crucial M4?

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I have the opportunity to get a 120gb Agility 3 for $114 USD +free shipping or a Cruical M4 for $124 USD + shipping. Which one is the best deal? I plan on using this as a boot/game drive. I'm leaning towards the M4, since I hear so many people lauding its reliability and performance, but the Agility has a pretty nice looking price tag. What to do? Which one of these at the above prices is going to give me the best bang for the buck?
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M4 or this: http://slickdeals.net/f/4313916-OCZ-Vertex-4-128GB-2-5-SATA-III-Solid-State-Drive-SSD-127-99-at-newegg
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Crucial M4 or whatever Sean suggests biggrin.gif
He knows his stuff :thumb.gif:
 
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M4 for sure, even if it is a few bucks more, its all worth it smile.gif
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Crucial M4 is the SSD of choice at OCN
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The price of M4's has been coming down lately in the ~$120 range, check slickdeals.net

The price for the Vertex 4 is also very good, but I haven't looked up any benchmarks comparing the M4's performance with the Vertex 4.
Seeing as how you're coming from a traditional HDD, either SSD you choose will be a world of difference!
Edited by mingqi53 - 5/1/12 at 8:50pm
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at that price, i'd get the Vertex 4...me thinks. It performs better than M4.
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ohhhhh that OZC vertex 4 128GB at $128 looks really nice... if only i lived in the US...
its a no brainer that or the M4 smile.gif
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Crucial, the OCZ drives and sandforce in general has much higher rates of dieing and randomly and slowly staring to BSOD more and more and then eventually die alltogether along with your data. Crucial M4 is much better and VERY reliable, sandforce OCZ trys to look better with the speed which is a TAD bit faster in some benchmarks but its not worth it when the drive dies a month later. 0 issues with my crucial M4, Crucial FTW! no BSODs.
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Crucial, the OCZ drives and sandforce in general has much higher rates of dieing and randomly and slowly staring to BSOD more and more and then eventually die alltogether along with your data. Crucial M4 is much better and VERY reliable, sandforce OCZ trys to look better with the speed which is a TAD bit faster in some benchmarks but its not worth it when the drive dies a month later. 0 issues with my crucial M4, Crucial FTW! no BSODs.

Vertex 4 is not Sandforce, it's Marvell with OCZ's custom Indilix firmware.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5741/ocz-confirms-octane-and-vertex-4-use-marvell-based-silicon

Does that mean Vertex 4 is all fine and dandy...no idea, time will tell...but I've heard some good and bad stories about their customer support (it does have a 5 year warranty I believe, which is really nice)..that's why I went Corsair Performance Pro. biggrin.gif
Edited by malikq86 - 5/2/12 at 5:15am
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