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Crucial M4 256gb vs Kingston HyperX 240

I have been recommended the M4 but the Kingstons are on sale at Newegg. Any test experience out there? The Kingstons are still more expensive but the specs are more impressive.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148449 - M4
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139602 - Kingston
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  1. The Kingston is faster http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/355?vs=412
    The question is whether they are bugged with the sandforce issue.
  2. Best answer
    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/corsair-performance-pro-256gb-ssd-review/
  3. 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"
  4. 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! :)
  5. 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=N82E16820147135
  6. 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...
  7. Best answer selected by wshinds.
  8. M4 or 830 dude, samsung has an amazing custom controller by the looks of it.
  9. 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=N82E16820147135



    what do you mean by tier? is tier 1 better than tier 2? and tier 2 better than tier 3?
  10. 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 ;)
  11. PLUS 1 ^ I'm running one right now and it's lightning fast!!!!!!!!!
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