Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" SATA III Solid State Drive (SSD) - CT128M4SSD2

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Overall Satisfaction
4.8
Value
4.9
Ease of Use
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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.

-Darren quote

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.

-Jason quote

Super Fast

by Shawn on 7/5/2011

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. Read More

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by Darren on 8/26/2011

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. Read More

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Product Overview

The Speed demon of SATA III Drives.
Hungry for more? The Crucial m4 SSD builds on the success of our award-winning, wildly popular Crucial RealSSD C300 solid-state drive by offering mobile and desktop users scorching-fast read and write speeds, groundbreaking SATA SSD computing, and unparalleled performance for the dollar.

Latest and greatest.
Designed for client computing, the Crucial m4 SSD delivers faster boot and application load times for mobile and desktop users alike. Low power, lightweight, and durable, it empowers high-speed synchronous MLC NAND, advanced controller technology, optimized NAND management, and the second-generation SATA 6Gb/s interface. Together, that technology dramatically improves data transfers for bandwidth-demanding applications.

Clear advantage
SSDs provide many benefits over traditional hard drives.

  • Reduced power consumption
  • Less heat generation
  • Quiet
  • Increased portability, lightweight
  • No moving parts
  • Rugged and reliable operation in even the most demanding operating environments
  • Memory Experts.
    Delivering on the highest quality based upon Micron's leading-edge NAND media, the Crucial brand of memory has long been synonymous with reliability and high-performance. Our expertise in NAND process technology enables us to optimize the performance and durability of Crucial solid-state drives.

    Guaranteed Compatible.
    Crucial m4 series employ a standard hard drive interface and dimensions, so it is an easy storage upgrade for most notebooks. We guarantee compatibility.

    Specifications

    Manufacturer Crucial
    Mfg Part# CT128M4SSD2
    SKU 221150373
    UPC 649528752185
    UPC 14 00649528752185
    Sales Rank 29349
    Features
    Random 4k Read: 40,000 IOPS
    Random 4k Write: 35,000 IOPS
    Integrated 8-channel single chip Controller
    Self-monitoring, analysis, and reporting technology (SMART) command set
    RAID Support
    Average Access Time < 0.1 ms
    Data Reliability: Built-in EDC/ECC
    Tech Specs
    Width: 3.95"
    Depth: 2.75"
    Height: 0.37"
    Weight: 0.17 lbs.
    Form Factor: 2.5"
    Capacity: 128GB
    Interface Type: SATA III
    Max Shock Resistance: 1500G
    Power Consumption (Active): 150 mW
    Power Consumption (Idle): < 85 mW
    Sequential Access - Read: Up to 415 MB/s (SATA 6Gb/s)
    Sequential Access - Write: Up to 175 MB/s (SATA 6Gb/s)
    MTBF: 1,200,000 hours
    Warranty: Three-Year Limited
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