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post #11 of 25
Intel is the top, Crucial and Samsung tied for second.
post #12 of 25
intel, crucial M4, samsung 830
and Plextor is another great SSD
i also agree that go for 120-128GB depending on the drive smile.gif
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post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by Joshua1396 View Post

Hey guys,
So im about to do a major upgrade and its seems an SSD is basically required to get the best performance. Just incase, i'm getting an MSI Z77-GD65 and i5 3570k as well as Corsair Vengeance 8GB ram
I am looking at something like the Corsair Force 3 60gb or 120gb. I am new to SSD so have no clue on brands and what not.
I plan on using it for OS and programs (maybe a few games?). Which is better, 60gb or 120gb. As you know, SSD's are expensive and i don't want to be wasting money on a size i don't need.
Also, i'm not 100% sure on the model but the best model for the price range of the Corsair Force 3 would be great. There is a Force GT but im not sure if it is worth the extra $30 (i believe it is faster memory or something).
Thanks anyway,
Joshua

 

60 GB is nothing. either got for a 120gb or dont buy one. Im sorry but thats the truth.

 

M4 $125.00: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442

 

I would go for the M4 since its the cheapest right now. $125.00


Edited by 4LC4PON3 - 5/9/12 at 3:08pm
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post #14 of 25
M4s are often on sale at great prices i think u can get the 256 gb version for $199 somewhere or maybe that was last week. Im on my phone otherwise I'd check pretty sure the 128 gb version was $99 last week may have been after rebate though.
post #15 of 25
I'd say go for one of the Crucial M4s instead.
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post #16 of 25
I'm also new to SSDs. But after researching and asking around, I found that Crucial M4, Samsung 830, Corsair Performance Pro have great reviews
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So it's obvious that the crucial m4 is the way to go in 128gb. It seems that the crucial has something like 175 mb/s while the corsair has something like 450 mb/s. how does that work? Does it mean it will be a lot slower in reading? Any more info on the crucial sad would be great! Thanks
post #18 of 25
The corsair has a sandforce controller which is known for it's high failure rates. The samsung 830 and crucial M4 use in house controllers and are much more reliable, the M4 is cheaper, but the 830 is better.
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post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Joshua1396 View Post

So it's obvious that the crucial m4 is the way to go in 128gb. It seems that the crucial has something like 175 mb/s while the corsair has something like 450 mb/s. how does that work? Does it mean it will be a lot slower in reading? Any more info on the crucial sad would be great! Thanks

the best performance measurement is actually the 4k r/w shown in IOPS. Crucials may not be the fastest but very reliable thumb.gif
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post #20 of 25
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The corsair has a sandforce controller which is known for it's high failure rates. The samsung 830 and crucial M4 use in house controllers and are much more reliable, the M4 is cheaper, but the 830 is better.

by better he means faster, the m4s arnt any less reliable. i would ge with a crutial m4 128gb if you have the money. i would suggest atleast 90gb of space. sandforce dosnt always = bad. intel uses them, kingston, corsair isnt unreliable by any means. its just that there have been many firmware problems (witch didnt effect intel, who uses patched firmware) and the biggest sandforce maker, ocz, has had drives failing right left and center due to poor build quality. sandforce is like amd - certin lines can be good budget options. if you have the money, there is no reason to not go for an m4 or 830.
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