Vertix 4, Plextor M3, Crucial M4 or Samsung 830 what is the better?

I'm really confused, i need SSD 128GB for my work 3D Graphics, i don't know what i the better in performance
i was decided to get OCZ Vertix 4 but i saw results of it when it's capacity is 50% or more full it's reduced to about the half, i'm thinking now in Crucial M4
What's the best to me?
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  1. look at the link again, nsync.

    page 3 clearly puts both the samsung 830 and plextor m3 pro as the top 128G performance drives.
  2. Plextor M3 is an okay drive, reviews are great but I don't know. I personally have tested 3 drives, 2 128GB in RAID0 and a single 256GB. I didn't like the performance per dollar I saw. "This is my testing, it is very possible my testing is flawed. I plan to do some more test on them"

    I would recommend the Samsung 830 with full confidence. M4 is a great choice too.
  3. Actually look at page 6 of that article....the Sandforce are broken down as follows

    High End - SandForce controller with Toggle DDR NAND (Mushkin Chronos Deluxe, Patriot Wildfire, OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS, Kingston HyperX 3K, OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G)

    Middle - SandForce controller with Synchronous ONFi NAND (OCZ Vertex 3, Corsair Force GT, Kingston HyperX, Intel SSD 520)

    Bottom End - SandForce controller with Asynchronous ONFi NAND (OCZ Agility 3, Corsair Force 3, Mushkin Chronos, Patriot Pyro, OWC Mercury Electra 6G)


    Tier 1
    240 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Toggle NAND (See High End Models above)
    Samsung 830 SSD 256 GB
    Plextor M3 Pro 128 GB/256 GB

    Tier 2
    240 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Sync ONFi NAND (See Middle Models above)
    Plextor M3 128 GB/256 GB

    Tier 3
    Crucial m4 256 GB
    OCZ Vertex 4 512/256 GB
    Samsung 830 SSD 128 GB
    120 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Toggle NAND (See High End Models above)
    240 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Async ONFi NAND (See Middle Models above)
    Corsair Performance Pro 128 GB

    Tier 4
    None

    Tier 5
    Crucial m4 128 GB
    Intel SSD 330 180 GB
    Samsung 830 SSD 64 GB
    120 GB second-gen SandForce SSDs with Sync ONFi NAND (See Middle Models above)

    So, among your choices (each tier according to the article represents a 10% performance difference)

    Vertex 4 (256/512GB) falls into Tier 3, 21% slower on average than tier 1
    Crucial M4 (256GB) is also in tier 3, the 128MB model is in Tier 5, 46% slower than tier 1
    The Plextor M3 128GB is in Tier 1, the Samsung 830 128GB is in Tier 3

    The Plextor M3 at just over $1.00 per GB is a great buy for a Tier 1 product; Samsung 830 costs more and like the M4 is 2 tiers down. The Chronos Deluxe 240 GB however @ $0.83 GB is the lowest cost model in the Tier1 category. The 120 MB Chronos @ $185 makes no sense however, and the cheaper MX model doesn't have the extended long life hi performance toggle mode flash.
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