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I got (2) old 128 Gb of each Crucial M4 SSDs running on RAID 0 on my old PC for more than 2 years now. Hence I'm building a new PC for my kids I'm planning to use the old M4s for the build & get myself a pair of Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240 Gb SSDs. I can get the SSDNow close to half the original price but I wanna know if it's worth using it for my old PC or should I just keep my old pair of M4s?
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I wouldn't get those v300s. The m4s are better drives.
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OK, I'll get a cheaper SSDs for my kids PC then & keep the M4s. BTW, any advice on what to get for a pair of 120 Gb SSDs that's cheap? It doesn't have to be a really good kind of SSD as it's for kids PC.
Edited by Cheaptrick - 3/22/14 at 9:11am
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amazon and tigerdirect have been doing excellent pricing lately.
Today
amazon with prime (may be before tax)
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB $140
Samsung 840EVO 500GB $250
Crucial M500 120 GB $70
Crucial M500 240 GB $110
Crucial M500 480 GB $230
Seagate 600 240 GB $140
Seagate 600 480 GB $240
Good pricing on Sandisk Ultra Plus
tigerdirect is best if you catch rebates (and like them) had the Seagate 600 for $130 before $30 rebate plus shipping

Kingston SSDNow V300 switched from synchronous to asynchronous NAND, which performs much slower than synchronous NAND. Kingston made no note on labels or informed anyone of changes until 6 months after there were many on line threads citing low benchmarks.
Kingston states one benchmark (that they use) gives the "up to" performance cited, so just fine.

RAID0, unless you are doing a lot of very large data blocks, is not necessary, just complicates things. One larger drive is to be preferred.
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Yes do NOT but one of those SSD NOW Kingston drives. I sought one unknowing about their switch to slower NAND and now I feel completely ripped off. Buy basically anything else.
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Yes do NOT but one of those SSD NOW Kingston drives
This! This! This!
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I sought one unknowing about their switch to slower NAND and now I feel completely ripped off. Buy basically anything else.
Same thing happened to me. Lets make a decision to boycott anything Kingston wink.gif
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RAID0, unless you are doing a lot of very large data blocks, is not necessary, just complicates things. One larger drive is to be preferred.

I'll get a single Crucial M500 128 Gb for my kids' PC then. Thanks for the input.
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