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July 20, 2012 11:55:52 PM

I'm looking to buy a ssd for a future build and I have no clue which to buy.
What I plan put on it is: 1. OS, which will be Windows 8 or 7, 2. Some games that I play often and 3. Programs that I use frequently, such as Sony Vegas and Photoshop.
The build is mostly for gaming, but I will be doing some video editing and Photoshop and some programming. I'm looking for not only it being speedy, but also reliable in the long run.

Thanks a lot!

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a c 353 G Storage
July 21, 2012 12:47:20 AM

You will not see much difference in the higher end SSDs in real usage.
My preference is eith the Curcial M4, or the Samsung 830. The 830 has a SLIGHT performance advantage over the M4. anort is correct as I've bought both the Curcial 256 Gig m4 (installed in laptop) and the 256 Gig Samsung 830 (installed in I5-2500k Desktop. Both have good reliability/low user problems. And Bought BOTH for $180 each from newegg in the past month. The Samsung 830 seems to be Anandtech's prefered desktop SSD and the M4 for laptops (M4 has slightly lower power draw than 830).

The SF based SSDs (the 120 gig models) are slightly better if data is Highly compressable - NOT normally the case.
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July 21, 2012 1:41:53 AM

RetiredChief said:
You will not see much difference in the higher end SSDs in real usage.
My preference is eith the Curcial M4, or the Samsung 830. The 830 has a SLIGHT performance advantage over the M4. anort is correct as I've bought both the Curcial 256 Gig m4 (installed in laptop) and the 256 Gig Samsung 830 (installed in I5-2500k Desktop. Both have good reliability/low user problems. And Bought BOTH for $180 each from newegg in the past month. The Samsung 830 seems to be Anandtech's prefered desktop SSD and the M4 for laptops (M4 has slightly lower power draw than 830).

The SF based SSDs (the 120 gig models) are slightly better if data is Highly compressable - NOT normally the case.


I went on Newegg to look at the Crucial M4 128gb and i noticed that there are five different "models" does it really matter which one I choose? Also, I can't seem to find the Samsung 830 anywhere, mind giving me a link or something?
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July 21, 2012 3:02:00 AM

anort3 said:
Never, ever buy anything based on newegg user reviews.


You would think user reviews would be a good way to choose products :D 
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a c 110 G Storage
July 21, 2012 3:15:54 AM

Yeah it's a good way to look for a pattern of something failing over and over due to a flaw but in general I do my own research. A large percentage of bad reviews can be attributed to user error. And I can't tell you how many peope rate their tech knowledge as high or very high because they watched their buddy build their computer or they swapped out a graphics card one time :p 

People are much more likely to write a review if they have a bad experience too. If something works great they usually don't bother.
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a b G Storage
July 21, 2012 3:33:19 AM

my point was just among the 5 crucial m4 drives, WHICH OP ASKED WHAT WAS THE DIFFERENCE;

The one with the most reviews is the correct spec that OP needs for his desktop build.

Not specifically that the content of reviews themselves speak one way or the other just that # of reviews can easily show you that CT128M4SSD2 is the most frequently one chosen for builds and therefore the correct spec.

So get off your high horse anort3
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a c 110 G Storage
July 21, 2012 3:38:47 AM

Lol. I suppose the concept of a simple explanation is beyond you? I seriously doubt a single other person than you understood that to be your meaning.
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a c 353 G Storage
July 21, 2012 2:57:55 PM

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Anort3, I also find the reviews worth looking at, I understand you must us a healthy dose of salt.

But when lookling at say SSDs and Brand X has a 100+ reviews and say 20% 1 and 2 egg reviews and brand Y also has 100 + reviews but only 5% 1 and 2 egg reviews - That does indicate you need to look twice before buying Brand X.
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July 24, 2012 3:14:07 PM

I just bought a Vertex 4 and LOVE it. Update it to Firmware 1.5 once its out of the box and you have the fastest and innovative 128GB SSD out there :D 
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July 24, 2012 11:54:18 PM

oste0130 said:
I just bought a Vertex 4 and LOVE it. Update it to Firmware 1.5 once its out of the box and you have the fastest and innovative 128GB SSD out there :D 


Until they release a firmware 1.6 and then you wonder, wait, why weren't they already giving me the best of the best and what were the bugs they fixed in addition to the "improvements". Is this thing going to be reliable?

signed,
member of the wait-and-see crowd
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July 30, 2012 5:34:24 AM

Best answer selected by Gamer_Pollution.
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