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July 2, 2012 11:09:32 AM

are crucial m4s the best ssd out there for gaming?

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a b G Storage
July 2, 2012 11:39:50 AM

I'd go for Revo's....
July 2, 2012 11:55:54 AM

in terms of reliability,yes m4 is the best followed by samsung 830.
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July 2, 2012 3:02:45 PM

I went with Samsung 830. Though there were a "few" Newegg complaints about M4 reliability, it seemed "all" of the complaints about 830 were simply complaints about misunderstanding Magician software.

Either is good, and Yes, I believe reliability is the first concern with SSDs.

Let us know what you get...
July 2, 2012 4:39:37 PM

^80% of newegg reviews are useless.
July 2, 2012 5:13:08 PM

hellfire24 said:
^80% of newegg reviews are useless.


I think of it like this:

Any company's / product's reviews are the null hypothesis, and you have to come up with evidence against the null hypothesis.


Assume a store sells WD 500gb blues, and there are 2 reviews, one says "Had it for 2 weeks and it blew up, but I returned it within the 2 weeks, so OK", and the other says "Had it 2 weeks, so far, so good". The null hypothesis is that the failure rate is 0.5. It probably isn't actually 0.5, but that's what the company's website says, so it's 0.5 as a null hypothesis. If you buy one and it does/doesn't blow up in 2 weeks, it isn't evidence against the null hypothesis. If you buy 100 of them and only 2 or 3 blow up, then that is evidence against the null hypothesis.

If there are 20 reviews and none of them say that it failed, then that doesn't mean that the failure rate is zero, but it does indicate that it may be a reliable product.

If there are 20 reviews of a similar, competitive product and people say "don't be fooled that these things are so reliable, because I had to RMA the one I bought", then one may think that the null hypothesis is "reliability A > reliability B". But if they are both reliable, then you would need a ton of data to show that "A > B".

And of course your results may vary.
July 2, 2012 5:19:16 PM

^that's a good theory but a good review site(guru3d,hardwaresecret,jonnyguru,techpowerup etc)is a better way of getting the overview of a particular hardware.
a c 352 G Storage
July 2, 2012 7:10:56 PM

Looking at Newegg reviews, May in fact be better than looking at 3rd party reviews. Depends on the Item.
3rd party reviews are often good for Power supplies, Not so sure on SSDs – Yes there great at providing benchmarks, But often do not really provide good info on reliability A) they do Not really perform a test and B0 Often reley also on user input.

You make a good point that X5 of the reviews are BS, But with a large sample Number that same percentage (give or take a few points) is Identical for Bran X and Brand Y. The “BS” percentage varys by Item. IE lower for HDDs than for SSDs
You can often weed out ones that. One Of the SSDs I was looking at (at one Point). Had a X% ratings in the 1 & 2 eggs, but if you read them the vast majority pertained to Mac Users and very vew complaints from PC users.
Looking at HDDs,
Seagate ST31000524AS 695 Reviews 23% 1 & 2 egg Ratings.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Samsung F3 2090 reviews 15% 1 & 2 egg ratings
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
WD Black 1790 Reviews 19% 1&2 egg ratings
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
WD Green 527 Reviews 27% 1&2 egg ratings
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WD Blue 160 Reviews 41% 1&2 egg ratings
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Based on the above My Recommendation is Samsung F3 ( may change if Seagate messes it up) and WD blacks and stay away from WD Green and Blue drives and Seagate.

SSDs probabaly have a Higer ""BS" rating based on Used destroying them (ESD), lack of Knowedge, and compatability issues - BUT again, for large enough sample the Percentage Of BS is the same for Brand X vs Brand Y. I do NOT even look at sample rates below 30 -> 50 %, and I read the 1 and 2 egg ratings to see if there is a common tread.

For SSDs: Both the M4 and the Samsung 830 are an excellent choice. Normally I go by price between the two - More than say $15 I go with the cheaper one. If going into a laptop and concerned about power, the M4 is a better choice between the two.
New Plextor Model, M3 Pro Good choice, not sure it’s worth the cost difference. Good read.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5851/plextor-m3-pro-256gb...
July 3, 2012 1:35:26 AM

eXistenZ said:
I went with Samsung 830. Though there were a "few" Newegg complaints about M4 reliability, it seemed "all" of the complaints about 830 were simply complaints about misunderstanding Magician software.

Either is good, and Yes, I believe reliability is the first concern with SSDs.

Let us know what you get...

Going for the crucial m4s since my friend use one for his pc build, its epic especially during start ups. thanks for the replies, if the m4s fail me, imma get the samsung 830
a c 352 G Storage
July 3, 2012 2:04:18 AM

I think you will be happy with the M4.
Have 2 128 gig M4s Plus a 256 Gig M4
Have 2 128 gig Samsung 830 Plus a 256 gig 830 arrived this evening - still in the mailer.
Have had NO problems with either M4 or the 830 and while ther may be diff in benchmarks, in real life usage I don't reall see a diff.

ENJOY
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