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Old September 23, 2011, 02:36 PM
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I am curently looking to upgrade my system and am interested in a ssd. So far I seem to have narrowed it down to the Crucial M4 128gb or the Adata S511 Series 120gb. The M4 I can get for $179 and the S511 for $170 after $30 rebate. I am looking for speed however reliability is number one. Which would you guys recommend or would another be better? I need at least 120gb and my budget is $200 tops.

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Old September 23, 2011, 03:01 PM
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I just went through the tedious task of determining which SSD to go with as well. So far it seems more based on your chip set as the Intel Controller on the Z68 series seems to be BSOD prone with Sandforce (Google / forum member info, no first hand experience.) However SSD's based on Sandforce seem to be the most issue prone of all controllers out there. If you don't have an issue taking a chance, then go sandforce for the speed. There are a ton of people that run them fine.

I personally went for the Crucial M4, as stability > speed IMO. Also, with firmware V 009 of the Crucial, they have seen a ~20% performance gain from the 002 which is what the initial review numbers are based off of. The number of issues people have had running the Crucial drive are far less prominent then Sandforce based drives. Whether a lot of that has to do with quantity on the market or not, I can't say.
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Old September 23, 2011, 07:14 PM
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+1 for Crucial M4. Love mine! Also, NCIX had them on sale for the last 2 weeks for ~$170 I believe.
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Old September 23, 2011, 07:24 PM
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Crucial M4. Probably the best first time user SSD available right now. :)
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I'd vote for the M4 too as well.
It's the "current gen" X-25M.
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Definetly M4. However, if you care to read up on a review, bit-tech did an excellent job, check this one out: Adata S511 240GB Review | bit-tech.net. Though they benchmark a 240GB varient of they S511 they do compare the performance to numerous M4 SSDs.
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Old September 24, 2011, 02:33 AM
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I got the Crucial M4 as well. Love it! 7.9 On the windows data transfer rating.
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Definetly M4. However, if you care to read up on a review, bit-tech did an excellent job, check this one out: Adata S511 240GB Review | bit-tech.net. Though they benchmark a 240GB varient of they S511 they do compare the performance to numerous M4 SSDs.
No need to even go to another site. Generally a SF2281 is a SF2281 for home users POV.

In the last ssd review we have the M4 /w 0009 firmware comp'd to damn near all the SF2281 main sizes and NAND type combinations going (ie 120 and 240 versions of ONFi 1, ONFi 2 and Toggle Mode Nand).

OCZ Agility 3 240GB SSD Review
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