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Replacing my 2x Crucial M4s with 2x Crucial MX100s...

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After exactly two years in my PC, my two Crucial M4 256GB SSDs are going to new homes and I'll be replacing them with two brand new Crucial MX100 256GB SSDs. Kind of a sidegrade more than an upgrade, I figured the time was right to replace these M4s that have been working in a RAID0 for two years without so much as a whimper.

I'll be doing a Youtube video of the swap - but I figured I'd make a post here too so I could show a concrete benchmark of both sets of drives in RAID0.

So here is the 'before' benchmark from the latest version of CrystalDiskMark:

[Image: 2x256gb%20m4%20raid0%20cdm.png]


'After' data coming soon, still backing up my stuff in preparation to switch out the SSDs....
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Now here's the same system with 2x Crucial MX100 256GB SSDs (RAID0):

[Image: 2x256gb%20mx100%20raid0%20cdm.png]


The big change here is in random read and write speeds, they came up quite a bit versus the two year old M4s.
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damn that is sexy.

I'm not going SSD till I finally build a new puter. my 4 year old rig has seen a lot. But still has the random reboots when I shut down. I think it's a power supply issue, or the mobo doesn't like me any more.
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Neocorteqz Wrote:damn that is sexy.

I'm not going SSD till I finally build a new puter. my 4 year old rig has seen a lot. But still has the random reboots when I shut down. I think it's a power supply issue, or the mobo doesn't like me any more.


It's a motherboard issue most likely. Gigabyte boards seem to be plagued with power down and cold boot issues. My own Z68XP-UD3 often times will ping-pong between the backup BIOS and the main BIOS on a cold boot, drives me crazy because it will power cycle like two or three times. Other times it boots right up and gives me no problem.... it's always done it, especially with the UEFI BIOS which is SUPPOSED to be better.

The EP45-UD3P I had before (and is still in use in another bedroom) has similar issues to yours sometimes. You'll hit shut down in Windows and come back only to find that instead of shutting down it's booted right back into Windows.

Meh, I'm hoping they've ironed that shit out in the newer boards because aside from the quirks I <3 Gigabyte boards.
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