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

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.
 
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dsciel

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

performance = OCZ Vertex 4
 

Babyboi

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

performance = OCZ Vertex 4
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.
 

Ifti

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What type of controller does the vertex have?
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.