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Hey everyone,

Had my SSD (corsair nova) for a little while now and I think it's time to upgrade...

haven't been here in a little while, so I wanted to ask if Crucial M4 is still considered top tier for reliability?

about a year ago, sandforce wasn't the most reliable, so I stayed away from it. alot changes in a year, so I wanted to ask if I should get Crucial M4 now
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It is, along with Samsung and Intel

Sandforce is more reliable now that they have patched all of their issues (i own a sandforce based SSD on my laptop and it's working well) but yea, the bad rep will take a while to go away. Plus with all the competition they're starting to lose out.
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I love my M4. I also have a sand force and it seems fine too.

Plextor, intel, Crucial, OCZ, Corsair, Samsung all seem to have really good product from what I have seem. I have 2 OCZ ssd and the crucial. Have not had any issues. "Knock on wood"...

Of course, you will have people that are very brand loyal and I am sure they will have plenty to say here..... biggrin.gif
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have I missed anything in the past year or so?

I'll probably just get a 128gb m4. safest bet.
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Yep that and the Samsung 830/840s are the most beloved 'round these parts smile.gif
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post #6 of 12
yeah the crucial M4 is still up there on reliability.. also samsung and even plextor and intel

i would get a crucial or a samsung as they can be found at great prices on their 128GB and 256GB models quite regularly.. probably other drives can too but thoose two are the prices i mostly follow
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post #7 of 12
I have many various OCZ drives, an M4, and a couple Kingstons. The only SSD I've ever had reliability problems with was a cheap OCZ Vertex Plus drive.

In my subjective experience the M4 (on Z77 SATA6) is excellent with boot speed and general responsiveness, and it always looks good on synthetic tests. Same with the Vertex 3 pretty much. OCZ gets flack in here, but I have alot of them and only the Vertex Plus has ever had an issue.

I've got a Samsung 840 128GB on pre-order, can't wait to try that one.
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post #8 of 12

Yeah, but any ssd can still die. A friend of mine's m4 just died on him.

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post #9 of 12
I have Crucial M4 128GB myself and I love it. If I had to buy SSD now, I would get another M4 or Samsung 830/840.
post #10 of 12
Yea, and Samsung/Intel
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