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Storage Looking for an SSD

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by karagiosis, 15 May 2012.

  1. karagiosis

    karagiosis Greed

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    My choices are a SanDisk Extreme 240gb or a Crucial M4 256gb. I can get the SanDisk 10% cheaper than the Crucial but i'm concerned about reliability. Does anyone have any experience with the Sandisk Extreme? Which SSD do you think is better?
    By the way, i use my pc mainly for gaming...

    Thank you very much in advance!

    i5 2500k (stock)
    asus P8P67 deluxe
    8 GB RAM @ 1600
    HDD WD Caviar Black 1GB
     
  2. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I'm sure everyone will suggest the M4 since they have a long track record of being a safe and fast drive that's also cheap
     
  3. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Technically that sandisk model is superior. It seems to be the same internally as the mushkin Chronos DX which is one of the best consumer ssd available due to it's use of toggle nand.
     
  4. Harlequin

    Harlequin Well-Known Member

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    crucial M4 or the new Vertex 4 are good (i would personally avoid the vertex 3 - with its `awesome` sandforce controller)
     
  5. Arghnews

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    Yeh, M4 for reliability, although exactly how much more reliable is debatable forever.
     
  6. mally91

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    M4, although i dont have much experience with the other one.
     
  7. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    M4 is a good safe bet.

    I'm not a fan of the twitchy Vertex3 and it's psychotic sandforce controller.


    However great a deal the M4 is, why not pay a tenner more?
     
  8. davefelcher

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    The Samsung 830 has come right down in price and everyone rates that.
    Out of the 2 you mention I'll add a vote to the M4 pile. You get extra space too.

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  9. karagiosis

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    The thing is that i don't live in the USA nor the UK, so my only options are those SSD and the price difference between them is about u$d 50 here (400 vs 450, expensive but it's not like we have other choices -_-). Performance should be better with the Sandisk Extreme and it's cheaper but a fast drive that bsods all the time is not an option. However, i can't find many users reviews (neither good nor bad) and that's what's making me hesitate...
     
  10. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Sandforce firmware had a bug, but it has been fixed for quite some time now. I would buy that sandisk model in confidence. If you can't find negative, that is usually a good sign, as negative experience is always much louder than positive. Also the fact that it uses the best nand available should speak something.
     

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