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I have a Samsung Spinpoint F3 at the moment, but I'd like to upgrade to a 64GB SSD to use as a boot drive and for programmes.

I've found these two Crucial drives around the same price and wondered which was better...

The V4:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00826WDPE/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1365791683&sr=8-4&pi=SL75

Or the M4:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B004W2JKWG/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1365791683&sr=8-1&pi=SL75

I'm open to recommendations too, cheers!
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post #2 of 29
m4 is a good drive.. I would look at a 128gb at least
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post #3 of 29
I had a 32 gig drive and filled it up almost instantly with sc2

So at least 128 (better 256 gig) drive. But they are amazingly fast
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32GB is plenty for me, but I thought I'd go for better value and look at 64GB's. They seem to be the sweet spot for price and capacity..
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post #5 of 29
the M4 is a great drive, as said you may want to look at the 128Gb version to give yourself more headroom and fits your budget.
theSamsung 840 Series Pro 128GBB is one awsome SSD if you can aford the premium
or as said the Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB M4

scratch that if you know that 64Gb is plenty, just go with the M4 you linked smile.gif
Edited by stubass - 4/12/13 at 2:54pm
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post #6 of 29
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Originally Posted by jackblack644 View Post

I have a Samsung Spinpoint F3 at the moment, but I'd like to upgrade to a 64GB SSD to use as a boot drive and for programmes.

I've found these two Crucial drives around the same price and wondered which was better...

The V4:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00826WDPE/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1365791683&sr=8-4&pi=SL75

Or the M4:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B004W2JKWG/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1365791683&sr=8-1&pi=SL75

I'm open to recommendations too, cheers!

Would definitely say the M4, I've never had one myself but everyone seems to think they are one of the best and most reliable SSD's out there. I'm planning on either getting a 256GB M4 or a 240GB M500 (which just came out, and is also made by Crucial) very soon biggrin.gif
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Is it true that Crucial SSD's die after a year?

I can't see why they would..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jackblack644 View Post

Is it true that Crucial SSD's die after a year?

I can't see why they would..

oh that rumor that cuased a fair amount of stir on here lol. any companent can die sudenly due to mumerous factors but i wouldnt worry about that rumor that an M4 dies after a year, maybe 10 - 20 years tongue.gif
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post #9 of 29
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That's a relief, thanks for clearing that up!

Looks like the M4 is the one to get..
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post #10 of 29
No Crucial drives dont die after year,Crucial M4 can take 2000 TiB of hard writes.
And one thing that 64gb drives dont have for sure is sweet spot for price and capacity.
Edited by Unit Igor - 4/12/13 at 3:08pm
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