Which of these drives should i buy?

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  1. daneoni macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    I'd ideally want the 256GB one but i want a great performance/storage ratio so i don't mind going for the others either. Also why the difference in price between the two Intels and is it justified?

    Crucial

    Corsair


    Intel 1

    Intel 2
     
  2. vant macrumors 65816

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    Intel X25-M 160GB G2 is the ideal choice here for performance.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    So far from what I can tell the X25 is getting the best reviews. I would do some reading at AnandTech as the site has great insight into SSDs, features offered, and overall preferences of actual users.
     
  4. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Intel. The Crucial is sporting a Barefoot controller, so performance is like that of the OCZ Vertex, provided the firmware keeps up with it.
     
  5. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    Which i guess is bad?

    Is the cheaper Intel good at all?
     
  6. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    No it not bad. Samsung controllers are bad. Sammy's yield low random performance and aren't firmware upgradeable so no chance of TRIM in the future (even if Apple doesn't support the command). Samsung controllers like the one in the Corsair P256.

    Random performance is what matters to me personally. Intel's random writes and reads are around 5x that of Indilinx Barefoot SSDs.
     
  7. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    Random read/writes are indeed the most important. So even the cheaper Intel drive would be a better choice but the Crucial drive isn't a bad one either albeit inferior to the both Intel drives right?
     
  8. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    Basically. If size is an issue, then I would recommend the Crucial. But then again, if size is ever an issue when getting an SSD, one might not be ready for it.
     
  9. daneoni thread starter macrumors G4

    daneoni

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    Understood
     
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  11. no3tic888 macrumors member

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    Intel X25-M G2 is the best one at the moment. I have the 80GB. :D
     

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