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Hey, im looking to buy a new SSD for my computer, looked around and someone told me to get the m4 or 830, yet the vortex has faster speeds ( 560 b/s 430 write) not to sure witch one to get. someone also told me to look for the benchmark.. someone please let me know witch one would be better!

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Gtx 460


M4
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1088&item_id=039183&sid=kr89ij9rp6n90m49t71kjmp5s5

OCZ vortex 4
http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=179_1088&item_id=047457
Edited by minasty - 8/22/12 at 2:31pm
post #2 of 21
I have an 830. Both the 830 and the M4 are good SSD's. Most people recommend them over the vertex because of reliability. The vertexs have a higher failure rate than other drives, which is not good when it comes to your data.
Edited by frozne - 8/22/12 at 12:40pm
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interesting, is the speed difference between the two noticeable? or dose it not really matter?
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I have an 830. Both the 830 and the M4 are good SSD's. Most people recommend them over the vortex because of reliability. The vortexs have a higher failure rate than other drives, which is not good when it comes to your data.

If you are referring to vertex 4 drives, what data are you basing this on?
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If you are referring to vertex 4 drives, what data are you basing this on?

It wasn't specifically about the 4, but OCZ SSD's in general. The vertex 2 had major issues, 3 was better but still had issues. Even if the 4 was decent, I still wouldn't recommend it due to previous major issues ( which would hold true for any manufacturer). The 4 is still relatively new so I don't see a lot of data out there on reliability, however I spend a lot of time with the Microcenter people and they don't ever recommend OCZ SSD's. Since they are the ones that deal with the returns, I imagine the only reason they would say that is because of a higher rate of return for them.
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you put out some really good points, making it harder for me to lean towards the vortex even tho it is a bit faster. appreciate it !thumb.gif
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I'm going to be partial here and say Samsung 830. Yes it's write performance is a little lower than the others (but its wear pattern is excellent and doesn't degrade the write speed much at all), but as far as read speed, the 830 is pretty much matched with every other desktop SSD.

No, you probably won't notice the extra few MB/s read speed, since the access time is already so low that is doesn't really matter- and 500MB/s is still nothing to be laughed at.

As far as durability and data integrity, Samsung is pretty much legendary, very close to higher end Intel desktop SSDs.
    
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Forget Vertex 4, when you get it 50% full, the speed drops to 1/2 (storage mode)

I would get Plextor M3 Pro or M5 Pro if the money are not issue.
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Go with the M4: much more stable and reliable than the vertex 4. Even tho the vertex 4 is slightly faster, the difference is very minimal and unnoticeable.
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price range like 100-130$
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