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I need a 128GB SSD, and dont want to spend more than 100, i just need to know what the difference is between Marvell, lnilinx Everest 2, and other chips.

I was looking in the MicroCenter magazine I get and saw a crucial M4 for 89 bucks, but an OCZ Agility 4 for 85$....

are all of these controllers similar? Or does one stand out better? Im coming from an IDE Drive (yeah, it died) and am going to use Sata 6, so speed doesnt really matter...any SSD will be 30x better than what I have now. I need reliability. Thank you!
post #2 of 5
M4 over the Agility 4 any day for me.
post #3 of 5
Yeah, M4 is definitely a cut above the agility 4. Stupid OCZ, they priced the Agility 4 too high considering it's performance, not that it's a slouch, just can't compete with similar SSD's in it's price range.
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Originally Posted by Sean Webster View Post

M4 over the Agility 4 any day for me.

QFT
or you could look at this samsung
http://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-2-5-Inch-Internal-MZ-7PC128B-WW/dp/B0077CR60Q/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353098906&sr=1-2&keywords=samsung+830+128gb
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i agree id go for the 830. you can get the regular 840 for $95 but that uses TLC. personally i like samsung and marvell controllers over sandforce because SF isnt as good with incompressible data. you can check out the reviews for any drive johnnylucky.org.

http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/internal-hard-drive/#t=0&i=25&s=65000&sort=a7
http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.html
Edited by jonjonjon - 11/16/12 at 4:47pm
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