Best mSATA SSD Option for Y500

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  1. AriStar

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    The Crucial one is used by tons of people and I plan on buying that one. I hope this helps.
     
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    You're not going to get any noticeable real-world performance difference out of them. So it comes down to price.

    And since the prices are all nearly identical, get a Crucial M4 256GB for $210.

    The reason is because there are plenty of people who have bought & used a Crucial M4 256GB mSATA, and can vouch for the fact that it's a good decision when it comes to price, performance, and reliability. That's not to say that Mushkin (or any other brand) would be a BAD choice. Other 240GB / 256GB mSATA drives from other manufacturers will most likely work out just fine. But the fact that there is a greater user-base (with zero complaints) among people who use the Crucial M4 256GB mSATA drive gives it a slight advantage.

    Personally, I'd need to see a drive that was about $170 - $175, before I consider buying it over a Crucial M4.
     
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    What about the Plextor M5M ? It has the best performance out of these 4. Also, it's $199 on newegg.
     
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    Okay guys:
    1) I've ordered a Y500
    2) I've ordered a Crucial m4 256GB msata SSD
    3) I have the Windows 8 Professional Iso + CD Key

    I can just plug in mSATA and install windows 8 from a bootable USB, then format the 1TB hdd, and download all drivers from lenovo right?
     
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