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Old April 29, 2011, 04:39 AM
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The M4 is also known as the "C400". It is the new competitor (kinda sorta) for the second gen SF drives (e.g. "Vertex 3"). Much like the previous model the 128 will be slower than the 256...BUT it should still be one beast of a drive.
The Intel 510 also uses the same controller as the M4, but Intel writes the firmware for it (ie its supposed to be different).
I would take either over the Vertex 2 of the same size. I would probably take the Intel over the Crucial, just based on RMA experiences. Crucial is good, but Intel is simply the best. Both have immature firmware so either could have a slight edge over the other in the long term, but I doubt it will amount to enough to make it a knock out winner.

M4 / 510 vs Vertex 3....THAT would be a tough call. TBH any of those three would be killer good choices. Also to be honest, I no longer see much need for buying first gen SF drives UNLESS you want to save some coin and dont have a SATA 6gb/s ports.
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