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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by michael71991 View Post

The Vertex 3 is known to have bad reviews. It used the Sandforce controller which is why there were reliability issues. The vertex 4 uses the same controller as the M4 but it uses custom in housed firmware.
M4 controller =/= Vertex 4 controller.

And the firmware statement is vice verse.
post #12 of 18
Woops! Yes thats what I meant that the Vertex 4 has in house firmware since OCZ bought out Indilinx
post #13 of 18
No Samsung 830, Plextor M5S, Plextor M5P, or Intel 520? They're all fantastic SSDs for the money as well.

Between the two, the Vertex 4 is better in benches. I still don't trust OCZ's SSDs after the atrocious Vertex 2 failure rate, or OCZ SF-1200 based SSDs for that matter, swapping to a smaller process without warning, and all the issues with the SF-2281 SSDs. The Vertex 4 looks to be a great SSD and seems like they've finally become as reliable as the other brands on the market, I just don't trust my data to OCZ.
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post #14 of 18
Controllers
M4 = Marvell 88SS9174
Vertex4 = Indilinx Everest 2 (Marvell 88SS9174)
M5Pro = Marvell 88SS9187

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5741/ocz-confirms-octane-and-vertex-4-use-marvell-based-silicon
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I received a tip yesterday with proof that OCZ's Everest controller was actually a Marvell 88SS9174 controller (the same controller used in Crucial's m4, Intel's SSD 510, etc...) with a custom Indilinx firmware.

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post #15 of 18
I would go for the Crucial M4 as they are more reliable
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post #16 of 18
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Proof? Study fo failure rates? Or fanboy talk?

I would go for the Crucial M4 as they are more reliable
I would go for the V4 as it has a 5yr warranty, 2 yrs more than the M4. OCZ has turned a corner with reliability.
post #17 of 18
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I would go for the V4 as it has a 5yr warranty, 2 yrs more than the M4. OCZ has turned a corner with reliability.

I will let other people with their money make that determination. M4 for me though.
post #18 of 18
Well I chose the Vertex 4 and have had it for quite some time. I have not had a single problem with the drive and it is fast as hell. I would definitely recommend the drive to other people. I am not pulling its advertised speeds but its alright. I am getting 530 read and 400 write. Which isn't too bad. Overall I would give this drive a 4.5 out of 5.
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