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  1. #11

    Re: Planning to get a Corsair ForceGT 120GB SSD

    i would stay away from corsair ssd....i had one 60gb FORCE GT and performance that is advertised is not what u get....that was top of the line for 60 gb and performance was not on par to what they promise.I got a crucial M4 128GB and its almost 3xtimes faster! i got it for 130 euros and now 4 weeks later it sells for 110....that should make it 110 $ i think.Crucial is right up there with samsung and intel 520,considered the fastest and the most realiable ssds on the market.Go for the crucial m4 u wont regret it :)
    this is my old corsair ...

    and this is my new crucial m4 128gb :)
    http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8172/crucialm4828.jpg
    Last edited by florin22xxl; May 2, 2012 at 17:32.

  2. #12

    Re: Planning to get a Corsair ForceGT 120GB SSD

    One bad experience does not mean the entire product line is bad, at least not in this case.. Im only purchasing from a local store and they dont have the M4's the ForceGT 120 and 240's are the cheapest they've got.. Im currently leaning towards getting only 1 drive as its been said that performance on a gaming machine no longer scales.

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    Re: Planning to get a Corsair ForceGT 120GB SSD

    Yeah he prolly had it hooked up to the shitty Marvell on board controller.

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    Re: Planning to get a Corsair ForceGT 120GB SSD

    Quote Originally posted by florin22xxl View Post
    i would stay away from corsair ssd....i had one 60gb FORCE GT and performance that is advertised is not what u get....that was top of the line for 60 gb and performance was not on par to what they promise.I got a crucial M4 128GB and its almost 3xtimes faster! i got it for 130 euros and now 4 weeks later it sells for 110....that should make it 110 $ i think.Crucial is right up there with samsung and intel 520,considered the fastest and the most realiable ssds on the market.Go for the crucial m4 u wont regret it :)
    this is my old corsair ...

    and this is my new crucial m4 128gb :)
    http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/8172/crucialm4828.jpg
    So let me get this straight, and please correct me if i'm wrong:

    You bought a Corsair 60GB SSD, run a few synthetic benchmarks and decided to get rid of the drive. Did you even try and real world performance tests, like transferring different file types and sizes to/from other HDDs or SSDs. i happen to agree with QuadDamage on this one
    Forget synthetic benchmarks because they're meaningless and useless.
    I currently own 3 SSDs:
    1x 180GB Corsair Force 3
    1x 120GB Corsair Force
    1x 160GB Intel X25-M
    Using the synthetic benchmark you exampled above, all 3 of the drives don't reach there rated speeds, but running a real world test like i exampled above, all 3 of the drives reach there rated speeds?

    Curious isn't it?

    You shouldn't really be sighting your experiences for advise to other people looking to buy an SSD based on the data you have provided in your post. Also your post comes off as a marketing ad, rather than advise.

    To the OP, i've had a great experience with the Corsair SSD drives and would highly recommend them, though there are other drives just as good or better than the Corsair Drives

  5. #15

    Re: Planning to get a Corsair ForceGT 120GB SSD

    Quote Originally posted by QuadDamage View Post
    Yeah he prolly had it hooked up to the shitty Marvell on board controller.
    yeah probably thats why the crucial m4 score was almost 3 times higher.....check the second pic,same pc, only ssd changed.And no i didint changed the ssd because of the low syntetic scores,i changed it because 60 was just to small.Ssd was fine,just didint offered anywhere close to what the it had written on the box,i preffer to stay away from false advertisers.Just my suggestion,dont think there is anyone in his right mind who wouldnt recomend the crucial m4,especialy when they are so cheap and offer what they offer.
    the corsair is 170$ as he said -u might get what u pay for
    crucial m4 125 $ on amazon - u get what u pay for
    Last edited by florin22xxl; May 2, 2012 at 19:54.

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    Re: Planning to get a Corsair ForceGT 120GB SSD

    I've decided to go with a single larger drive, thank you all for the advise!

    Is there a way to clone my current Windows install with out compromising the performance boost that SSD's give or its really necessary to perform a fresh install ?

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    Re: Planning to get a Corsair ForceGT 120GB SSD

    Quote Originally posted by darkblade088 View Post
    I've decided to go with a single larger drive, thank you all for the advise!

    Is there a way to clone my current Windows install with out compromising the performance boost that SSD's give or its really necessary to perform a fresh install ?
    Yeah, you can Ghost Image the drive.

    But like always said, it is better to fresh install. Especially having to set AHCI mode in bios and having to mux with registry files afterwards (if you don't already run your current drive in AHCI, if you do, then it's up to you.)

    I would personally fresh install.

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    Re: Planning to get a Corsair ForceGT 120GB SSD

    Whats a good application to use when cloning an HD to SSD?
    Last edited by darkblade088; May 7, 2012 at 07:55.

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    Re: Planning to get a Corsair ForceGT 120GB SSD

    Quote Originally posted by darkblade088 View Post
    Whats a good application to use when cloning an HD to SSD?
    I believe most people use Acronis...

    Some use Norton Ghost? I am not experienced in imaging HDD's to another. But those are the programs I hear the most. Mainly Acronis though.

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    Re: Planning to get a Corsair ForceGT 120GB SSD

    Quote Originally posted by darkblade088 View Post
    Whats a good application to use when cloning an HD to SSD?
    I use this all the time: http://clonezilla.org/clonezilla-live.php

    The website makes it look crap and hard to use, its really not!

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