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m4 always m4

M3, always M3 when it is on sale. thumb.gif
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buying the M3 now. this looks like THE drive to get. The reliability and warranty are where it is at IMO. I have an OLD Vertex Turbo 30GB down to 4GB usable space left and really need a new drive. I'll keep both of em, but will be installing the OS to the new drive fresh or using Webster's guide(s) (which are greatly appreciated and loved by me (thumb.gif) and thedreaddedgman's guide http://www.overclock.net/t/887271/guide-move-your-old-windows-onto-your-new-ssd/0_30 since I need to move my windows 7 to the new drive.

I'd rather not fresh install since I only have the upgrade windows 7 disk and I have no vista or XP to fall back on without illegally doing things. I just hope I don't need to enter product keys since I used my last one building my sig rig a few years ago. I have heard that the best way to do things is with a fresh install, but will moving the drive over cause any kind of performance issues? I would think not, but if someone could confirm that would be great. I could also use Acronis true image to restore my drive as well, since I have the paid full version of that program. If this is too much to answer comfortably here, I might make a new thread on my situation.
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buying the M3 now. this looks like THE drive to get. The reliability and warranty are where it is at IMO. I have an OLD Vertex Turbo 30GB down to 4GB usable space left and really need a new drive. I'll keep both of em, but will be installing the OS to the new drive fresh or using Webster's guide(s) (which are greatly appreciated and loved by me (thumb.gif) and thedreaddedgman's guide http://www.overclock.net/t/887271/guide-move-your-old-windows-onto-your-new-ssd/0_30 since I need to move my windows 7 to the new drive.
I'd rather not fresh install since I only have the upgrade windows 7 disk and I have no vista or XP to fall back on without illegally doing things. I just hope I don't need to enter product keys since I used my last one building my sig rig a few years ago. I have heard that the best way to do things is with a fresh install, but will moving the drive over cause any kind of performance issues? I would think not, but if someone could confirm that would be great. I could also use Acronis true image to restore my drive as well, since I have the paid full version of that program. If this is too much to answer comfortably here, I might make a new thread on my situation.

I know that when moving from a regular HDD to a SSD it is best to do a fresh install. I am assuming that it shouldn't cause a problem to use a disk image from another SSD install. You could always try it and if it cause's problem do a clean install.
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I'm going with a fresh install hoping that it doesn't require a CD key. If I can't get past it, I'll use my Acronis image or the windows repair guide here: http://www.overclock.net/t/887271/guide-move-your-old-windows-onto-your-new-ssd/0_30
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Both M3 and M4 have similar read speeds performance but the only difference is the price and low write latency of Toggle NAND by M3; which is important for databases with heavy write activity or workload.
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Plextor M3 is in the price range of Vertex 4 and is limited to 200 writes per second.
Vertex 4 is more preferable choice for video editing with 400 writes per second.
Vertex 4 read performance is below M3 and M4 due to latency but the difference may not be noticeable by the average users.

Casual users that want to use a SSD for it's read potential with medium write workload then M4 is the ideal price per performance with reliability but different MTFB and Warranty. (MTBF is Mean Time Between Failures)

M4 with MTBF of 1.2 million is 160gb per day for 3 years warranty. (£83) (Write potential is more than 1029 TiB x2 from M4 64GB results)
M3 with MTBF of 1.5 million is 50gb per day for 5 years warranty. (£107) (No data on endurance tests)
V4 with MTBF of 2.0 million is 66.7gb per day for 5 years warranty. (£110) (The write potential is 390TiB with 1.4R but not tested with 1.4 final.)

The SSD warranty is based on the MWI (Media Wear Indicator) from S.M.A,R.T from 100 to 0. (CrystalDiskInfo)
After the MWI expires then warranty also expires but the SSD lifespan continues after the count and up to the SSD's potential endurance (Wear Leveling Count) within the 3000 writes per cell cycle and 4kb or 8kb page per cell.

Example: Assuming a SSD manufacturer provides 5 year warranty but sets the WMI limit to 90 TiB of wrtitten data and the user uses that amount in a year then the 5 warranty expires in 1 year.

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Edited by tumbirs - 6/16/12 at 2:08am
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