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Promoted 10-16-2014 by longmanj9 at 06:20 PM View Original Post
Newegg has 120GB Crucial M500 SATA III MLC Solid State Drive (CT120M500SSD1) for $57.99 - 10% off w/ promo code VISACHECKOUT (w/ Visa Checkout) = $52.19. Shipping is free. Thanks calistyle

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Is this a significantly better drive than the Silicon Power drive that was front page the other day?
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Is this a significantly better drive than the Silicon Power drive that was front page the other day?
Crucial will likely still exist in the future to make warranty claims.
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Not $7 better (15%), SSD's are close to becoming a commodity in which only in very RARE scenarios or demands, will you as a user know a difference between drive A and B.

I've had so far 4 different models (Samsung 830, Crucial M4, Crucial Mx100 and Seagate 600).. beyond capacity I'd lie if I said I could tell the difference. (In my day to day use, however it is night and day compared to regular HDs)

Beyond warranty and perhaps psychological value, deciding on benchmarks should apply mostly to computers.

That being said this is a great deal from a reputable brand, as good as money gets right now, probably BF will have better deals ($80 for 256 GB)

If you asked me I would buy now if there is a need.
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This just HAD TO come after I went broke, and I just KNOW this won't be here Tuesday when I get paid! This is the last piece needed to finish my HTPC!
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Is this a significantly better drive than the Silicon Power drive that was front page the other day?
I'd rather have this brand over SP for the price difference IMO.
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If I buy 2, would it still be worth it than getting the 250 GB?
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Not $7 better (15%), SSD's are close to becoming a commodity in which only in very RARE scenarios or demands, will you as a user know a difference between drive A and B.
I'm not sure it is that rare. The Samsung 840 evo issue sounds like something a decent number of people saw the ill effects from and even with the fix, we'll see problems later down the road as those drives fail earlier than anyone buying them figured they would. There is that V300 issue as well, that got a number of people duped in the late-spring/early-summer, myself included. All together is it 15% better? Only maybe. If for $7 extra dollars you'd like a little more piece of mind from drive that has been around a while with no issues and a large stable brand for that warranty, well this is easily a good buy.

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I've had so far 4 different models (Samsung 830, Crucial M4, Crucial Mx100 and Seagate 600).. beyond capacity I'd lie if I said I could tell the difference. (In my day to day use, however it is night and day compared to regular HDs)
Those are all very good drives from large, reputable brands. If you ventured into the cheapest-of-the-cheap 4 times, I'd wager that your story would be a bit different.

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Beyond warranty and perhaps psychological value, deciding on benchmarks should apply mostly to computers.
Some people do actually use their computers for more than testing benchmark software. Now sure, in everyday usage you aren't going to feel the difference between 300MB/s sequential read or 500, but you might notice random read speeds or power usage in a laptop.
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If I buy 2, would it still be worth it than getting the 250 GB?
Depends on how you want to use them. If you just want to make a RAID0, forget it. Get the 250GB. The performance goes up with capacity in SSDs, so the 250GB is going to be about as fast a 2x120GB in RAID0. Plus the RAID0 has double the failure rate of the 1x250GB. Now if you want to RAID1 them or you want the flexibility to put them in 2 machines at some point, then you have decent reasons to get 2 small over 1 big drive.
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Why is no one bothering to thumb it up? Frown
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I have 13 of these, all purchased in the $45-60 range (with coupons, promos, rebates, etc.) over the last year.

I've had zero issues with any of them. Currently running them on a pair RocketRaid 2720SGL 8 port SAS controllers configured as 840gb volume and 240gb volume (8x120gb RAID5 & 4x120gb in RAID 10).

I keep the last one on hand as a spare.

The 240gb version has better writes but I'm very happy with the 120gb.
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I'm not sure it is that rare. The Samsung 840 evo issue sounds like something a decent number of people saw the ill effects from and even with the fix, we'll see problems later down the road as those drives fail earlier than anyone buying them figured they would. There is that V300 issue as well, that got a number of people duped in the late-spring/early-summer, myself included. All together is it 15% better? Only maybe. If for $7 extra dollars you'd like a little more piece of mind from drive that has been around a while with no issues and a large stable brand for that warranty, well this is easily a good buy.



Those are all very good drives from large, reputable brands. If you ventured into the cheapest-of-the-cheap 4 times, I'd wager that your story would be a bit different.



Some people do actually use their computers for more than testing benchmark software. Now sure, in everyday usage you aren't going to feel the difference between 300MB/s sequential read or 500, but you might notice random read speeds or power usage in a laptop.
Out of the hundred drives that exist we can cherry pick standout trouble drives (v300, EVO, Most early Sandforce), yes problems have existed, that's why buyers have to research and not believe sellers. The SP has 5 star reviews accross newegg and amazon, from people that have actually used them for more than benchmarks.

The EVO from a very reputable brand failed, which tells us brand means nothing, reviews of actual daily performance do (problem not noticeable in just 1 day benchmarks, had to own for months with old data)

All except the 830 were cheapest of the cheap in their time, back when there was mostly Sandisk, Samsung, Crucial Intel and OCZ. (unfair to compare the market of 5 suppliers vs now)

Most SSD's now have IOPS and access times close enough to be imperceptible, having the gap between HDD and SSD noticeable, vs SSD comparisons, which are hard to do without benchmarking.

Of course this is my anecdote, and while Slickdealers are usually savvier than average, I think it is a disservice to say an average user would know whether they had an M500 or an MX100, or an 840 (et al).

Why spend more when most just want faster boot and access times, with rare sequential operations, or even know what queue time is?
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