~**Which SSD should I buy? (4 options)**~

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by WaffleBoy, May 2, 2011.

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  1. ZippoMan

    ZippoMan Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm buying a Crucial m4. The Intel drive is nice but you are paying a lot for the brand name. m4 is faster where it matters. Intel has the lowest SSD failure rate.
     
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    xCaldazar Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have the Crucial c300, runs damn fast. I didn't go through all the benchmarking but the ones I saw online the c300 was real good for the 4k benchmarks. The m4 is the newer version, if you wanted to keep cost down you may be able to get a c300 for a slightly lower price. I picked up the 128GB for $200.

    I'm not sure on how much more performance you will get. Also does your's have the sata 6Gbits/s? My l501x only has the sata 3Gbits/s. For the higher end transfers is what I'm referring to.

    Here is one benchmark site, I don't go by just one ever though. Usually look for multiple. Crucial m4 256GB 2.5 Inch / 0001, Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB 2.5 Inch / 0002, Intel 510 Series 250GB 2,5 Inch / PWG2 - SSD Comparison - SSD Reviews, Data Sheets and Comparison - ssdreview.com

    @ The couple vertex references, they have had quality control problems since switching to 32nm from their previous 45nm technology. They didn't repackage or change serial numbers that made it easy to distinguish the old from the new, so I would stay away from it for the time being until they get it under control. I was very much leaning towards getting a Vertex for a while.
     
  3. WaffleBoy

    WaffleBoy Notebook Deity

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    I don't know... Intel has the lowest issues, no?
    And I will buy soon XPS 17
     
  4. Dreamliner330

    Dreamliner330 Notebook Evangelist

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    Correct.

    I know the random speeds on the 510 are a bit slow, but compared to what? It's still going to be blazing fast compared to a regular HD and I really wonder if the difference is noticeable or just measurable.

    Besides, Intel may release a firmware update that will speed up random...either way, no speed increase is worth a decrease in reliability.

    Just look at the newegg reviews for the 510 and the c300 for example. For the 510, There is 1, (ONE), actual bad review, the other bad reviews are from macbook owners. There is quite a bit more poor reviews for the c300 and both drives have the same amount of reviews...
     
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    I'm talking about Intel 510 SSD SATA III and Crucial M4 SATA III...
     
  6. xCaldazar

    xCaldazar Notebook Enthusiast

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    You won't find many reviews on the M4 right now since it got released only a few weeks ago if I remember right. So the c300 will be your best reliability comparison since the m4 is it's replacement.
     
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