Upgrading SSD, which one...OCZ Vertex 4 or Crucial M4???

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  1. AppleWarMachine, Aug 2, 2012
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    AppleWarMachine macrumors 6502a

    AppleWarMachine

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    I am planning on upgrading my current Apple stock 128GB SSD to a 256GB SSD from one of the following:

    1) OCZ Vertex 4 (560 read / 510 write) = $230
    or
    2) Crucial M4 ( 500 read / 260 write) = $200

    This will be put in my Early 2011 15" MBP (specs in signature), I need a larger drive because I run Windows 7 in Bootcamp for work projects (CAD).

    In your opinion, which will be better, based on Brand name, reputation, performance, value and experiences?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    I never tried Vertex 4 but Im really loving my M4.
     
  3. dsciel macrumors regular

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    based on Brand name, reputation, performance, value and experiences = Crucial M4

    performance = OCZ Vertex 4
     
  4. Babyboi macrumors regular

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    wow i didn't know the vertex can write at 510 MB/ps. I have the Crucial M4 but the write speeds for the Vertex is about doubled. That may be my next one.

    OP, i'm curious as to the Vertex's performance. My crucial works as expected. No problems so far.
     
  5. Irock619 macrumors 68000

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    What type of controller does the vertex have?
     
  6. Ifti macrumors 68000

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    Indilinx.


    I just purchased a Samsung 830 due to the relibility and the consistance performance with both compressed and incompressed data. Although the V4 looks like a blisteringly fast drive, I ruled it out due to the regular firmware updates fixing bugs etc - I dont want to be a tester!
    For me it was more the M4 vs the Samsung.
     

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