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Crucial M4 256GB SSD - £324.98 @ Ebuyer
Crucial M4 256GB SSD - £324.98 @ Ebuyer

Crucial M4 256GB SSD - £324.98 @ Ebuyer

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At about £90 less than current OCZ Vertex 3 256GB prices and benchmarking in some cases faster, this seems like a deal to me!

Also available from Crucial directly for £360 with 7% (£21) Quidco, that was the cheapest price when I checked a few days ago, though some other retailers are now pretty close to Ebuyers price.

I know it's not the out and out fastest but it's hard to find any 256GB SSD's for this price let alone a fairly high end one that's only just been released. Works out at £1.27 / GB.

"The M4 still isn’t as cheap as Kingston’s SSDNow V100, which remains the best budget drive on the market at £1.17 per gigabyte. But if you’re looking for an affordable SATA 6Gbit/sec model with cutting-edge transfer speeds, Crucial’s M4 is a high-performance hit." - PC Pro

First deal post :P

..and yes I bought one

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Voted hot, while not quite near the £1 barrier yet.. It's a big SSD that is probably worth the extra for convenience.

Good deal, but I'll wait... [Windows is now loading the rest of this sentence]

I must disagree with your M4/Vertex 3 comparison, it's not pure speeds out of the box! The Vertex is proven to perform better over it's lifespan, especially as the drive fills up. I had a Crucial C300 and had a fair bit of trouble maintaining it's performance.

Just a word of caution don't rush into buying an SSD, learn about them they are fickle beasts and research the models available in your budget.

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iBird90

I must disagree with your M4/Vertex 3 comparison, it's not pure speeds … I must disagree with your M4/Vertex 3 comparison, it's not pure speeds out of the box! The Vertex is proven to perform better over it's lifespan, especially as the drive fills up. I had a Crucial C300 and had a fair bit of trouble maintaining it's performance.



If you filled your drive to the brim it's your own fault frankly! The C300 doesn't handle being full well yes, it takes longer to restore to original performance than other drives, but any SSD will slow down to a pretty sad state if you fill it right up. They are just the same as a hard drive in that respect..

Have a read of AnandTech for more information about pretty much any SSD available, as long as you don't fill your SSD to the brim and have TRIM support from your operating system you don't have to worry.
Edited by: "aron311" 10th May 2011
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