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lol. smile.gif
I'd probably go for the Vertex 4 here, $179.99CAD after rebate: http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69939&vpn=VTX4-25SAT3-256G&manufacture=OCZ%20Technology&promoid=1219

I just noticed something though, the Vertex 4 has 4.6x more 1 or 2 star reviews, proportional to the total reviews, than the Samsung 830 (for example).
post #12 of 27
Samsung did design the 830 with reliability as the #1 priority.

I don't take reviews on newegg or sites too serious anymore, I usually go by what I see in the forums about the drives and to see if the issues are actually drive related or human error. Most of the time there are issues with the motherboard, software, or it is something the user did than the issue actually being the drive.

If you like get the Samsung 830, it is a reliable fast beast. biggrin.gif

ot: Ive been saying beast a lot tonight...i must be getting tired lol.
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If so, what's the point of spending extra for a SATA III SSD if I won't get anything out of it?

The price difference is so negligible that it wouldn't be too smart to settle for SATA II. If you upgrade your platform, you'll appreciate a SATA III SSD. If you choose to sell the SSD, no one will buy a used SATA II SSD.
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I hope this link works, but it's a comparison between the Crucial M4 and the Samsung 830. On this OCN thread, twice as many people voted for the M4 than the 830. Why is that? According to the Newegg comparison, the 830 is almost twice as fast as the M4 in terms of random read IOPS.
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I hope this link works, but it's a comparison between the Crucial M4 and the Samsung 830. On this OCN thread, twice as many people voted for the M4 than the 830. Why is that? According to the Newegg comparison, the 830 is almost twice as fast as the M4 in terms of random read IOPS.

A lot of factors go into assessing the quality of an SSD. Firmware, reliability, stability, speed, 4k read/writes, sequential read/writes, capacity, controller, etc. all determine the quality of an SSD. Oh, and price. Definitely price.

The M4 is generally cheaper than an 830 and most people find it's comparable to the 830 in terms of all the things I mentioned.
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I hope this link works, but it's a comparison between the Crucial M4 and the Samsung 830. On this OCN thread, twice as many people voted for the M4 than the 830. Why is that? According to the Newegg comparison, the 830 is almost twice as fast as the M4 in terms of random read IOPS.

A lot of factors go into assessing the quality of an SSD. Firmware, reliability, stability, speed, 4k read/writes, sequential read/writes, capacity, controller, etc. all determine the quality of an SSD. Oh, and price. Definitely price.

The M4 is generally cheaper than an 830 and most people find it's comparable to the 830 in terms of all the things I mentioned.
This^

And don't go by newegg stats, look up reviews for the drive (make sure you are looking up reviews for the proper capacity) and compare that way.

And that voting thing, there are a lot of M4 buyers on this forum as it is cheap, relatively reliable, fast, and it was out for a longer time period than the Samsung 830.

@ 256GB the 830 > M4.
post #17 of 27
the 830 is better than m4 in every aspect, that's for sure. so if you can afford it then go for it, you won't gonna regret it. plus it looks cool, brushed aluminum.
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the 830 is better than m4 in every aspect, that's for sure. so if you can afford it then go for it, you won't gonna regret it. plus it looks cool, brushed aluminum.
I think cool is not the word...sexy may be close, possibly orgasmic? biggrin.gif
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This^
And don't go by newegg stats, look up reviews for the drive (make sure you are looking up reviews for the proper capacity) and compare that way.
And that voting thing, there are a lot of M4 buyers on this forum as it is cheap, relatively reliable, fast, and it was out for a longer time period than the Samsung 830.
@ 256GB the 830 > M4.

But... wait... you... erm...
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My vote is for the M4 or Corsair Performance pro.

In that... thread... you... worriedsmiley.gif
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This^
And don't go by newegg stats, look up reviews for the drive (make sure you are looking up reviews for the proper capacity) and compare that way.
And that voting thing, there are a lot of M4 buyers on this forum as it is cheap, relatively reliable, fast, and it was out for a longer time period than the Samsung 830.
@ 256GB the 830 > M4.

But... wait... you... erm...
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My vote is for the M4 or Corsair Performance pro.

In that... thread... you... worriedsmiley.gif
Yep, opinions change don't they? biggrin.gif

The 830 had just been released, I had no idea on anything about it, I never recommend brand new untested (non-guinea pigged) drives. thumb.gif
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