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So i wanna get a ssd but dont have much experience with them, ive looked up alot about them and had narrowed it down to 3 i think would be the best for me.
Samsung 830
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=74132&vpn=MZ-7PC128B%2FWW&manufacture=Samsung%20Memory%20%26%20Storage
Crucial M4
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=60445&vpn=CT128M4SSD2&manufacture=CRUCIAL%20TECHNOLOGY&promoid=1295
OCZ Vertex 4
http://ncix.com/products/?sku=69936&promoid=1295
I was leaning towards the Vertex4 but alot of people say u have to upgrade the software to get full performance, and im not sure if its worth the hassle when i can choose another ssd and not have to worry about that.
If you can give me some advice id appreciate it.

i bought the OCZ Vertex 4. the firmware update took less than 1 minute. it was sooooooooo easy. i thought it was going to be a mega hassle too.. but its not. i was scared i was going to mess it up, and i wasn't really familiar with doing any firmware updates at the time. but it was so quick and painless as easy as pressing one button and done. the reason i took the leap of faith is the amount of very happy campers regarding the drive and it does not disappoint at all. it is one heck of a drive, i'm saving up to buy a 2nd one actually smile.gif
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post #12 of 14
Okay let me clear things up a bit

The software you are talking about with the vertex 4 is known as firmware. The answer is you will have to update the firmware to get the max performance. However, it is such a simple process that it will feel like just adding another driver when you install windows.

That being said, the samsung 830 drive is very good, and I would avoid the crucial drive (I quite frankly feel like it's time has come and gone if you catch my drift),

I would choose between the samsung drive and the vertex drive on the premise of price. Which ever is cheaper, get it. thumb.gif
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post #13 of 14
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When reading about the vertex4 i kept seeing comments about the 1.4 update.
Heres some random ones-
"Had to update the firmware to get the best speeds. This is REALLY easy for a tech savvy person. May be a problem for an email/facebook checker. I imagine also the reason for this sale. New models should come with 1.4.1.3 or higher."

"Make sure you update the firmware before installing OS on it, the 1.4 update is destructive"

its hard to decide lol tonguesmiley.gif
post #14 of 14
Id suggest if you bought a Vertex 4 today, you would have firmware 1.5 already onboard (as mine did).

if not, just update BEFORE installing the OS.
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