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Old June 5, 2013, 08:49 PM
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Crucial's M500 series is a replacement for their aging yet well regarded M4 drives. Much like its predecessor, the M500 focuses on offering an optimal performance per dollar ratio with the 480GB version costing about $350.

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Old June 5, 2013, 09:03 PM
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Does anybody else skip straight to the Windows 7 / Adobe load time section for SSD reviews, or is that just me?
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Old June 5, 2013, 10:37 PM
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Does anybody else skip straight to the Windows 7 / Adobe load time section for SSD reviews, or is that just me?
Just you.

I upgraded from a Crucial M4 to the Samsung 840 Pro and it's quite a bit faster. Though if you think about it, that "faster speeds" is not really worth upgrading from one SSD to another, unless you got a very hot deal like I did. I mean, a 5 second boot up difference isn't going to kill you. Keep in mind I just cloned my SSD. Didn't even bother doing a clean install because I was too lazy.
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It is funny cause I don't even look at the speeds anymore. I am most concerned with reliability after being bit in the A#$ by OCZ on several SSDs. And as geokilla said, you aren't going to notice a really world difference between most SATA3 SSDs. I currently am running 2xCrucial M4s and 1 Intel SATA2 SSD and I am happy with the speeds on all of them. My next SSD is going to be something for my WHS so I am interested in how reliable this one is.
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You are going to be using it for entry level Server duties? Wait a bit. Intel has a new model which is meant for entry level servers (ie its been designed to kick 1500k SAS drives ass..ie 4.2 times better TCO, 42X better random read performance) and wont cost much more than 1.15-1.20 per GB...for a SERVER grade SSD. ;)
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You are going to be using it for entry level Server duties? Wait a bit. Intel has a new model which is meant for entry level servers (ie its been designed to kick 1500k SAS drives ass..ie 4.2 times better TCO, 42X better random read performance) and wont cost much more than 1.15-1.20 per GB...for a SERVER grade SSD. ;)
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Spoken like a true storage enthusiast!
I think it goes WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY beyond enthusiast.

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I really like their pricing scheme here. I have read a few reviews on their M500 series and I am leaning towards buying the M500 900GB version once the prices go down a bit come July. Now, let's see if the big players (OCZ, Intel, Samsung, Corsair) will introduce higher capacity SSDs with reasonable pricing.
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I just need it for the boot drive so I don't need anything fancy, the storage drives are all being migrated to WD RED drives at the moment.
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