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  • 75% (6)
    Crucial M4
  • 0% (0)
    Sandisk
  • 25% (2)
    Mushkin
8 Total Votes  
post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
I am about to buy a 120/128GB ssd and kinda torn between all of the available. i would love to save a few bucks to get a different ssd than the crucial M4 that is @ ~129.99 newegg.

I have these choices.

1 - sandisk

2 - Mushkin

3 - Crucial M4

Note: My motherboard has only SATA II ports. so any SATA III SSDs wont be running @ full speed, i was about to go for the sandisk ssd but its reviews made me back down. any suggestions?

+rep if found useful.

EDIT: any ssds on sale which are reliable are also appreciated. reply now, you might get a +rep biggrin.gif
Edited by Boyd - 5/11/12 at 7:57pm
post #2 of 15
Crucial M4. No doubt for me. smile.gif
 
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post #3 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by UltraVolta425 View Post

Crucial M4. No doubt for me. smile.gif

thing is.. is it really worth the extra 30 bucks (dont forget my mobo is only sata II)
post #4 of 15
SanDisk Ultra SSD would be my second choice over the crucial M4..
http://www.storagereview.com/sandisk_launches_new_ultra_ssd_line
http://www.storagereview.com/sandisk_ultra_ssd_review_240gb

both the SanDisk and munskin i believe use sandforce controllers which are improving..

but i have to say for reliability even if you only have sata II the extra $30 for the crucial is well worth it + extra 8GB smile.gif
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Crucial M4, Crucial has been trusted for their reliability for a long time. thumb.gif
post #6 of 15
M4's Got mine yesterday!
post #7 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

SanDisk Ultra SSD would be my second choice over the crucial M4..
http://www.storagereview.com/sandisk_launches_new_ultra_ssd_line
http://www.storagereview.com/sandisk_ultra_ssd_review_240gb
both the SanDisk and munskin i believe use sandforce controllers which are improving..
but i have to say for reliability even if you only have sata II the extra $30 for the crucial is well worth it + extra 8GB smile.gif
Thanks for your info. i truly believe i will go for the sandisk.. and really hope newegg would have my back if it fails. i never had a drive or SSD fail on me yet. although some of the reviews are disturbing me about that sandisk but i'll give it a shot. thanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by [March] View Post

Crucial M4, Crucial has been trusted for their reliability for a long time. thumb.gif
I have owned a crucial M4 for a while but now is one of those times where you have a tight budget and would rather save 30 bucks, take a shot in the dark and hope for the best.
post #8 of 15

Crucial M4's get my vote! Loved all 3 of mine!

 
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post #9 of 15
I would go for the mushkin, they always did good products for me and they have decent reviews on newegg.
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post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Dustin1 View Post

Crucial M4's get my vote! Loved all 3 of mine!
Yeh i've owned 3 different crucial m4s. 1x 64gb and 2x 256gb in raid0. BTW i see you are selling a 128gb ssd? PM me.. i would buy it lol
Quote:
Originally Posted by pokpok View Post

I would go for the mushkin, they always did good products for me and they have decent reviews on newegg.
meh.. the only thing i like about the mushkin on newegg is its price comparing to OCZ and M4. thats why i've put it as an option but its reviews isnt as strong as M4's, neither sandisk is as strong as M4 but meh.. 30 bucks? lol
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