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I went from Raid 0 raptors and it was a massive difference.

Don't forget the noise reduction
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I just bought the M4 128gb and I can say, I definitely saw an improvement over what I had before. Much faster smile.gif
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So it seems Samsung and Crucial are the way to go.
Darn really need to set up a new rig smile.gif
Yes, best manufacturers for SSDs are Intel, Corsair, Crucial, Kingston and Patriot.
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Don't forget the noise reduction

Haha, I had some of the first raptors, and my god were they noisy when they were seeking.
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well, since i have WD green now, i should get an SSD after all this time, are there any changes or is the crucial m4 still best way to go? biggrin.gif
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I love my Crucial M4's they make everything so much easier, I dont have to wait around for long load times. I cant live withouth SSD anymore.

One thing to keep in mind with Crucial M4's is to UPDATE your Firmware after you get them, I ran into the 5000 hour bug where it would continue to BSOD. All it needed was a firmware update and they ran perfect all over again.
    
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well i guess crucial m4 it is biggrin.gif thanks
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well i guess crucial m4 it is biggrin.gif thanks

 

The Crucial m4 is a great drive, but there are faster drives out now. Check out the Samsung 830, Samsung 840, Samsung 840 Pro, Intel 520, Plextor M5S, and Plextor M5P. A lot of the Sandforce based SSDs like the Kingston HyperX are good too, just stay away from OCZ (They've had a lot of firmware issues in the past). Any SSD will be a huge improvement over a mechanical hard drive so it doesn't matter much if you don't have the latest and greatest. Try to get it on sale if you can, deals pop up every day. Google "SSD deal" and check out sites like fatwallet.com, dealnews.com, techbargains.com, logicbuy.com, dealzon.com, ect. Newegg also sends out emails regularly with some good deals if you're signed up for it.

I have a 64GB Crucial m4 that I got back in July of 2011 and it still runs great.


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from what you have mentioned I found these
http://www.alza.sk/porovnani.htm?c=NR111k2a;CR003b;FT130h;
intel 520, kingston hyperx 4k and crucial m4
kingston has best write/read speeds, while its cheaper than intel (109€, intel costs 126€)
m4 has much lower write speed, but I wont write too much data on that ssd besides w7 and 1-2 games, and it is only 99€

m4 still looks like a ssd-to-pick since everyone says its very good and reliable
kingston is a second best pick in my opinion, high write/read speeds and still decent price
intel has better write/read speeds, 5 years warranty (other two have 3 years) but price is higher

so currently i am deciding between these three, havent found any other ssd you have mentioned, and i cant check for deals at those sites you have mentioned since im from slovakia and it is not worth it to buy from these sites
here you can see all ssd available for me - http://www.alza.sk/ssd-disky-sata-iii-s-kapacitou-80gb-az-128gb/18854083.htm

thanks thumb.gif
Edited by Amhro - 1/13/13 at 3:29am
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