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Quick question: 64GB crucial M4 or 96GB kingston v+

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July 7, 2011 3:07:50 PM

I have a 6GB sata plug on my mobo. The crucial will come to 120 and the kingston to 99.50 (after rebate).

Thanks alot in advance

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a c 312 G Storage
July 7, 2011 3:26:20 PM

Go for the Crucial M4 SATA 6Gb/s ssd.

Kingston does not have any SATA 6Gb/s capable drives. They are all SATA 3Gb/s ssd's:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

http://www.johnnylucky.org/data-storage/ssd-database.ht...

BTW - I purchased the Kingston SSDNow V+100, SATA 3Gb/s, 96GB ssd last month when it was on sale for $99.00 after mail-in rebate. I bought it so I could experiment with a relatively inexpensive entry level ssd. It performs well but it is not a speed demon like the Crucial M4.
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July 7, 2011 3:32:22 PM

is 64gb enough for windows ultimate 64gb and some programs to be installed? thanks for the input guys
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July 7, 2011 3:33:26 PM

oops sorry i mean windows ultimate 64bit
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a c 143 G Storage
July 7, 2011 4:57:34 PM

On my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit system, my SSD has roughly around 26 GB used on the drive with the OS installed and all my apps I use on a frequent bases.
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July 7, 2011 7:58:24 PM

thanks alot guys i guess im going for the crucial
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a c 312 G Storage
July 7, 2011 9:00:05 PM

Good Choice!

My situation is pretty similar to tecmo's. I loaded Windows 7 Pro 64, Internet Explorer 9, Adobe Photoshop applications, NoteTab Pro, Microsoft Office Suite, System Mechanic Pro, and a couple of smaller applications. I was surprised to see how little drive space I used. I wound up using around 28GB of space.

Note - If you are a gamer, the situation changes. Games can use up a lot of drive space. You may only be able to install one game on the drive and additional games on a hard disk drive. You'll wind up swapping games every time you want to play a different one.
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July 8, 2011 12:54:38 PM

thanks alot guys for all the help. I went and got the crucial m4 64gb. Now I installed windows 7 on it and ran wei (i know i shouldnt be botherhed) and my score is a 6 for the ssd? Did i do something wrong? should i update the firmware? i did the settings suggested here

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-performance-twe...

except for the redgeits. Any ideas guys? thanks alot again
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July 8, 2011 1:30:32 PM

Let's not forget that the space taken up by W7 grows over time so you need to add the need for another 10GB or so into your calculations.

That having been said, I'm using an 80GB SSD (intel x25-m) as a system drive on one of my PCs, and have about 40GB free of the 76GB. That's without any games installed but with a fair number of utility programs.
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a c 143 G Storage
July 8, 2011 2:30:52 PM

rgieg said:
thanks alot guys for all the help. I went and got the crucial m4 64gb. Now I installed windows 7 on it and ran wei (i know i shouldnt be botherhed) and my score is a 6 for the ssd? Did i do something wrong? should i update the firmware? i did the settings suggested here

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-performance-twe...

except for the redgeits. Any ideas guys? thanks alot again

Can you post a screen shot of AS SSD Benchmark (no need to run the test just the screen shot when you open it up)? It sounds like you might have installed the drive under IDE and not AHCI but the screen shot will provide some good information.

Best Regards,

Tecmo34
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July 8, 2011 3:19:06 PM

tecmo sure thing ill post as soon as i get home. Also note that according to the guide i posted above i checked if it was in ahci from the devince manager. Anyway I will post the screen shot as soon as I get home. Any other issues that you could think of?
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July 9, 2011 12:29:35 PM

Best answer selected by rgieg.
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