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Crucial M4 256gb vs Kingston HyperX 240

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a b G Storage
January 1, 2012 12:08:44 AM
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kingston is faster than m4 but not reliable as marvel's conteroller!;)

but there is another option! :) 

samsung 830 series and corsair performance pro series!

both are FAST! REALY FAST and reliable!


http://www.kitguru.net/components/ssd-drives/zardon/cor...
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January 1, 2012 4:30:23 PM

I cancelled the HyperX, and cringed while I did it. So thank you all for the input thus far. I am really attracted to the Samsung SSD for a few reasons:

1) Many SSD's in the first iteration of consumer drives 3 years back actually used Samsung hardware (before Marvel and Sandforce and all of that).
2) At that time, you actually couldn't get a Samsung Drive unless it was with an OEM system.

I also have always loved Corsair. I have a number of their SATA II drives in my system. And a SATA 3 C300 as my boot drive. Building a new system with a CaseLabs TH10 which arrives this Friday and looking for some more zoom.

What is the "Sandforce" error/bug I've started to hear about? Are the Corsair/Samsung series drives recommended here ... above that issue/glitch? Now I am nervous to "buy"
a b G Storage
January 1, 2012 5:24:25 PM

as long as i know the problem is buggy Sandforce (firmware) controller issue ,which causes system instability, bsod and at last death of ssd!

I'm using Corsair performance pro with marvell controller on steroids! :D :D 

it's reliable like any other marvell based SSD's, and fast! everything runs smoothly!

samsung 830 and performance pro both are good SSD's!
it's up to you which to buy!:) 

i like corsair because of built quality and customer care and support and product durability!

i have first gen corsair SSD which i use it as USB drive and it still works! + 2 corsair F40 which i bought for friend more than year ago!

BUT If you have any doubts about corsair SSD's i recommend you to buy samsung 830! ;) 

Merry christmas! :) 
a c 105 G Storage
January 1, 2012 5:50:27 PM

Crucial M4 (256 GB) is a Tier 3 unit
Kingston Hyper X (240 GB) is a Tier 2 unit

Personally, I'd be getting a Tier 1 Unit

$400 Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB
$410 OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240 GB
$370 Patriot WildFire 240 GB
$370 Samsung 830 SSD 256 GB

20 off w/ promo code SAMSSD12 on the Samsung, ends 1/9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
January 1, 2012 10:42:39 PM

Well gentlemen, thank you ALL for the great advice. As I already own 3 Corsair SSD's, a P256, X128 and one of their more recent P256 (still SATA 2 but newer rev) I went with 2 Performance Pro 256's. I opted for the dual drives instead of the single 512 for ... data integrity safety reasons.

And Jack, thank you for the coupon code, I almost went with the Sammy drives...
January 1, 2012 10:43:13 PM

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a b G Storage
January 2, 2012 1:44:00 AM

M4 or 830 dude, samsung has an amazing custom controller by the looks of it.
March 5, 2012 10:45:15 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Crucial M4 (256 GB) is a Tier 3 unit
Kingston Hyper X (240 GB) is a Tier 2 unit

Personally, I'd be getting a Tier 1 Unit

$400 Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB
$410 OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240 GB
$370 Patriot WildFire 240 GB
$370 Samsung 830 SSD 256 GB

20 off w/ promo code SAMSSD12 on the Samsung, ends 1/9
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



what do you mean by tier? is tier 1 better than tier 2? and tier 2 better than tier 3?
August 18, 2012 11:39:37 PM

HyperX blasts any of them in speed for what you pay . I have the 120gb version(Hyperx) and it is blazing fast. Highly recommended. No bsod, I use it as my main drive and put everything on it, no lame HDD for me all SSD speed ;) 
a c 157 G Storage
August 18, 2012 11:53:05 PM

PLUS 1 ^ I'm running one right now and it's lightning fast!!!!!!!!!
a c 157 G Storage
August 19, 2012 2:46:09 AM

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