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Poll Results: Which SSD?

 
  • 41% (14)
    Crucial M4 - £83
  • 38% (13)
    Samsung 830 - £90
  • 0% (0)
    SandDisk Extreme - £80
  • 5% (2)
    Corsair Force GT - £94
  • 11% (4)
    Plextor M3 - £120 (Really worth the extra cost?)
  • 2% (1)
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post #21 of 31
M4 is cheap, reliable, gets incredible support. Trust me, you won't see a big different between it and the others except in terms of how much your wallet is lighter.
    
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post #22 of 31
The m4 is a great SSD and happens to use synchronous NAND. On paper it may not be as fast as some of the others, but it has a proven track record.

The Samsung 830 is also excellent. It uses Samsung's own ARM-based controller and Samsung's own toggle-class NAND. Speed and reliability are both excellent, and it is faster but more expensive than the Crucial m4.

The SanDisk Extreme and Corsair Force GT are very similar. They both use SandForce SF-2281 controllers. The Extreme uses SanDisk's own 24nm toggle NAND, while the Force GT uses synchronous 25nm IMFT NAND. The Extreme is theoretically a hair faster.

The Plextor M3 uses the same Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2 controller as the Crucial m4. However, it uses 24nm Toshiba toggle NAND instead of the 25nm sync NAND found on the m4, so it is slightly faster.

The verdict? You'd be hard pressed to notice a difference among all of these. I have an m4 and Samsung 830, and will soon be putting a Plextor M3 in my laptop.
    
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post #23 of 31
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@Reista - I don't know anyone in the US, only in Canada and the prices there aren't very good, looks like I'm buying in England tongue.gif I do envy your electrical component prices...

I think I will probably end up getting the Samsung, it's cheaper (more like what I wanted to spend) and most people that have posted seem to think it has similar performance to the M3.

Does anyone know about reliability of the SanDisk Ultra Series? I am also looking for a drive for my laptop (Old IBM T60) and figured £65 for the 120gb version seemed pretty decent seeing as I can't use all the performance of the more expensive drives as my laptop is only SATA1, what do you think?

Thankyou yet again everyone, +Rep smile.gif
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post #24 of 31
I'm not really THAT experienced in the world of SSD's but, the BEST advice I can give you is to do some homework yourself and read reviews, lots of them.
I'm not really sure about what you mean with "reliability", care to elaborate?
post #25 of 31
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I'm not really THAT experienced in the world of SSD's but, the BEST advice I can give you is to do some homework yourself and read reviews, lots of them.
I'm not really sure about what you mean with "reliability", care to elaborate?

I have read a few reviews on the Ultra and it seems a decent enough drive, by reliablilty I meant has anyone heard of problems with the drive like with the old Sandforce based OCZ drives?
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post #26 of 31
M4 all the way. It's fast and one of the most reliable drives on the market.
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post #27 of 31
I would recommend going with the 830. Although the M3 is a little bit better I wouldn't recommend it over an 830 for that large of a price jump, it's just not worth paying that much more for such a narrow jump in performance.
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post #28 of 31
Oh...I really don't have any clue, you'll have to ask the peeps around here.

Sorry I can't help much.
post #29 of 31
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at those prices...def. Samsung 830.
btw...Samsung 830 > M4. There are a lot of M4 fanbois on these forums.
Actually, Plextor M3 is best ssd of the ones you listed...but the Samsung 830 is the best bang for buck from the prices you stated.
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Plxtor M3 Pro > Corsair Performance Pro > Plextor M3 > Samsung 830 > Crucial M4

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post #30 of 31
Is the Crucial M4 really that much better?
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