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    SSD RoundUp 2012: Battle for the Middle Earth

    Hello everybody,

    We are testing 13+1 SSDs at 120/128GB with LSI Sandforce/Intel/Samsung and Marvell Controllers!
    There are 19 pages of results!
    I know that everything is in Greek, but the Charts are speaking by themselves !

    Happy reading
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    I skimmed many pages with google translate. good review.

    830 decompresses a little faster, 520 boots a little faster. m4 is always like the slowest. original buyers of the m4 got a good product. and people who raid0 aren't helping much it seems.

    520 commands a ridiculous price, but it has the 5 year intel warranty. you could microwave it in 5 years and get a free new ssd. it is still hard to swallow such an expensive drive.

    if you want to appeal to english readers more, you could translate just the last page. a good summary. I did understand it with google translate though, so you dont NEED to translate it yourself.

    PS: reviews of 120gb/128gb drives do not reflect the performance of the other sizes. 480gb/512gb especially, many manufacturers save money by including less NAND and less performance there. can I make a suggestion to any ssd reviewer: take your top picks in the cheap drives, and compare them again using the 512gb drives. we will see the difference.

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    M4 is a great buy you can get a M4-512 for $589 vs the 520 at $829

    That $240 savings can buy a I5-3570k

    I personally have a Samsung 830-512 I paid $719 for.
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    good review! I love how there is an index on the top left. That should be a standard now. We have big monitors already


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    All major brand SSDs are equals for every day use, But the important factor between them is the reliability, and i trust intel more.
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    ^ i dunno. M4 may have problems, but crucial has been pretty awesome at doing updates. With the cost savings, you could actually afford to buy a backup SSD.

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    When is Intel going to release their new controller? The one in the 320 series is old, but still the best one out there.
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    samsung 830 has my vote, their magician software just tops it off
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    M4 + 500gig raptor for backup
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbone8ty View Post
    samsung 830 has my vote, their magician software just tops it off
    Last time I checked they had no support for trim on RAID, did they finally implemented?

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    in my experience the M4's seem to be the best all the way around. While they get whooped in synthetics by pretty much anything to me they still seem to be the fastest in real world usage, great boot times and great response for anything day to day. they blow any Sandforce drives I have used out of the water for sure. I have used a number of them as well without many issues (i had one 512GB fail but that's it) and the price is hard to argue with for sure.
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