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I bought the crucial M4 256gb with transfer cable for 219.99 from amazon after discount code.
It'll be here Wednesday.. Very Excited!
Good move, I have an M4 256GB coming tomorrow as well. Another benefit of the M4 is that it uses faster synchronous NAND (click the Product Details tab) whereas the Agility 3 uses cheaper and slower asynchronous NAND. Here is an article that explains the difference: link. Now that doesn't exactly tell all the story but overall the M4 has better hardware backing it up. Then you also have the fact that the M4 is basically the gold standard for reliability and OCZ Sandforce SSDs have been known to have many issues. I actually have an OCZ Solid 3 which I had to updated the firmware because it kept getting BSODs with my new Ivy Bridge system when it woke from sleep, the update fixed it but it was annoying.
Edited by Ben the OCer - 5/8/12 at 2:24pm
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I got my $199 256GB M4 yesterday, only 5 months after buying my first SSD ever, the 64GB M4. So now I own two...

The great thing about Crucial is that they are a Micron subsidiary, so everything from the NAND to the firmware is made in-house, meaning they get the best chips and the most refined firmware at a lower cost than everyone else.

I recommend the M4 to everyone. It may not be the best performing drive, but it is close and just cannot be beat for value.
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