Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) - CT128M4SSD2 - Brand new!
The Speed demon of SATA III Drives.
Latest and greatest.
Fast drive !!!6/11/2013
Fast drive but not as fast as others !! For the price , at the time, it was worth the price. I have one minor issue with mine, its seems like the internals are loose ! you can feel and hear it move on the inside if you shake it side to side. I have other SSD's and never encountered this issue. I don't think it effects the performance ! Time will tell !!
Put new life in the wife's laptop
This is the SSD to get for value/performance. I have had several cheaper SSD's and this one is much nicer. The other ones would "freeze" for a few seconds sometimes. This one never has. Glad I got it, and the size is perfect.
Cut Startup to nest to nothing9/25/2012
It came out of the box with latest firmware and was a snap to setup and use. Bought a second one and did a raid 0 and have speed and more than enough room for expansion. I use a 1tb drive for my movies and other large files. My only suggestion is to say it needs to be made active to use for an external drive
No problems, fast drive :)
Very good drive8/28/2012
No problems, fast drive. Not as fast as Samsung 830, but reliable and a good value when on sale.
very good condition. I use this on my macbook. It works great! better speed and stable. I hardly recommend this product when you want to upgrade your lap top condition. I think changing hard drive is the best way to improve working speed. Also, SSD is the best option. You never regret when you buy SSD.
What a great drive!8/19/2012
Until now, the only way you can upgrade your PC was by adding more memory or by upgrading your CPU. This drive changes all of that! I put this drive in my desktop PC. Since it is only 128 GB, I only installed windows 7 and all of my programs. I did a clean install and once complete with everything I still have 60 GB leftover. The boot time with this drive is simply amazing. What normally takes about a minute and a half before I was able to actually use the computer now takes about 20 seconds. About 10 of those seconds is my bios posting! Of all the computer upgrades I have done over the years this by far has given me the greatest results I have ever seen. Programs open instantly, even iTunes! This was by far the best upgrade investment I've ever made in my computer. Get this drive. You will not regret it.
Worth every penny7/16/2012
Ordered this to replace a laptop HDD that had been generating so much heat it was a burn risk to have the laptop on your legs. The drive arrived within a day or two! Came with the most up-to-date firmware and was an easy transfer and install. Laptop runs great with no issues and quite a bit quieter and quicker as well. Side advantage is that the laptop fan barely has to run now as only the CPU is left to generate heat. Used the Apricorn USB to SATA transfer kit to make the drive image. Then just needed my Win7 DVD on the reboot to do a repair due to the hardware change and we were up and running within 10 min of the physical drive swap. Highly recommend.
I love this Hard Drive. It is Super Fast and easy to install. My Windows 7 Ultimate Personal Computer picked it up immediately so no need to mess with any drivers. It has so far worked great. I am very happy with my purchase. I have two more PC's that need drives so I'll picking more up!
Great DDS Drive6/28/2012
The Solid State Drive is Super Fast! I had a little trouble imaging my own drive to this one, but when I did, WOW! From power on to log in screen in 13 sec! Most every program opens within 1-2 seconds. I wish these drives were more cost friendly, but you really get what you pay for - speed. Value is getting better and so is the reliability.
Cheap SSD when on offer6/15/2012
THere is difference in booting up and loading apps. However, i realized resuming from hibernate takes longer than on hdd
Great hard drive6/13/2012
this HD is much faster than USB. it is very reliable and it is easier to carry and install. Even the company is a well known company and not a cheap brand product. it is less pricey than compared to other online stores. Definitely worth to buy this item.
This SSD from crucial is very reliable. The size is perfect for a few application and lots of storage space for documents, pictures, and videos. The speed is great, this SSD allow for fast boot up and application loading time. The installation was fast and easy.
Drive is very fast and reliable. The M4 along with the Intel SSDs is the most reliable SSD while offering very high speeds. I am very satisfied with it. Just make sure you update to the latest firmware before starting the installation. I had to do the manual boot update procedure rather than the windows-based one.
Good things just get cheaper and cheaper5/8/2012
Crucial M4 series has been popular for a reason: superb performance at an affordable price. The same controller has been used by many manufacturers but none can compete price-wise with the first company with the product.
Bang for buck, nothing beats this.4/19/2012
Sure enough there are cheaper SSDs of the same capacity out there. However, none of them perform nearly as close nor are nearly as reliable. This gem outperforms and is more reliable than others twice its price. Quite simply this is the only SSD to buy.
Outstanding performance improvement4/11/2012
I had to replace my harddrive in my mid 2010 macbook pro due to damage that caused my computer to continually freeze/crash. I decided to take the jump to a solid state drive since I had to replace my harddrive anyway and I am very glad that I did. It was easy to replace since there are several tutorials on other websites (easily found through google) and since then my computer has been running what seems to be 4-5 times faster. Also my battery life has been exceptional after installation.
This SSD is easy to install and fast! The only drawback is price, but the pricing should fall with time.
Couldn't be happier3/28/2012
Now that I have this blazing fast drive, I can trash my dinosaurs. I haven't done any number crunching but my machine runs faster, quieter, and produces a lot less heat.
Fast Drive east to install3/12/2012
This drive is fast. Installed as a boot drive, plus some apps, no problems. This drive has defintaly improved my computer's performance.
My third M42/23/2012
I bought a third one from buy.com Very good SSD in the market. No issues. Remember to update the firmware
WOW !!! WHAT A DIFFERENCE2/18/2012
what a difference an ssd drive makes. i waited a while for prices to come down and wanted a crucial because of there reputation. i wasnt dissapointed. I have a laptop thats running xp professional with max 2gb of ram. So it wasnt as fast as i liked it to be. But after installing this 128gb SSD drive my computer is seriously blazing fast. Everyone should put one of these in. i love it ! make sure u update the firmware on the harddrive to 0309. crucial website will have the firmware and the guide to do it . I also found a website that compared and tested 4 crucial m4 ssd drives. I found out that the larger capacity the drive is the faster the read and write times are. So im glad i went with the 128gb and not the 64gb. Buy this....You wont regret it
Great drive -- after firmware is flashed9/9/2011
The drive is speedy and has not crashed on me yet. However, there was one huge issue ... it would freeze suddenly for 10 or 15 seconds. Very, very annoying. I puzzled over this for some time, and then saw a recommendation on a forum for upgrading the firmware to help another brand of SSD that freezes. Ok! I went to Crucial's website and had a very hard time finding the firmware upgrades. So I went to Google, typed in "crucial m4 firmware" and clicked on the first link (which went to Crucial's website). I downloaded the firmware, burned to disc, and rebooted with the CD. I saw that I had 001 firmware. And I was upgrading to 009. One click and 2 minutes later, the firmware was upgraded. The whole process, from download to reboot took about 10 minutes and now the drive is running without any momentary freezes. I will update if this changes or any other probs arise.
I've used Sata II SSD's before, but this Sata III model is very fast and reliable. A very nice upgrade from my previous SSD's. An added note upgrading to Rev 0009 firmware gives it even more performance then spec getting upwards of 520MB/sec on Reads! Will be buying more!
So far so good8/26/2011
This is my 5th SSD, the rest were all OCZ drives (agility, agility 2, vertex 2) that have given me about a 50% failure rate, requiring RMAs and many hours lost in troubleshooting. I'm only using this on a Sata 2 capable board currently, but the speeds are as good as could be expected on this platform. Once I finish my new build I can test the Sata 3 performance. The 5-8 day free shipping option on buy.com was for a 2nd time in a row delivered within 2 days via fedex. It seems buy.com is shipping much faster than newegg.com these days, so I'll be going here first if the price is comparable. I got this on sale ~$160, great price on a drive of this caliber (this week, anyway :) If this drive fails to hold up I'll either edit this or post a new review to let folks know.
I had a little trouble imaging my own drive to this one, but when I did, WOW! From power on to log in screen in 13 sec! Most every program opens within 1-2 seconds. I wish these drives were more cost friendly, but you really get what you pay for - speed. Value is getting better and so is the reliability. BTW, no one beats Buy.com. My favorite online store.
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