Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive (SSD) with Data Transfer Kit - CT256M4SSD2CCA

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If I could give this item 4.5 stars I would. Performance wise, it functions terrifically. It's ridiculously fast, and it's substantially lighter than a spinning HDD. I can actually feel the weight difference in my lenovo X220 laptop (your mileage may vary). My only complaint is that installation was not as smooth as it could be. My laptop can only accept 7mm high drives in the slot. The crucial drive can be modified to fit by removing the black plastic spacer band. I wish they had put this on the outside of the case like the Intel X25m. It was simple to unscrew the case and remove the spacer, but then the screws are too long. I shortened mine by cutting them with wire cutters. The screw metal was soft and this was easy to do, but it probably ruined any chance of returning the drive and it probably voided my warranty.

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very good

on 5/19/2012

If I could give this item 4.5 stars I would. Performance wise, it functions terrifically. It's ridiculously fast, and it's substantially lighter than a spinning HDD. I can actually feel the weight difference in my lenovo X220 laptop (your mileage may vary). My only complaint is that installation was not as smooth as it could be. My laptop can only accept 7mm high drives in the slot. The crucial drive can be modified to fit by removing the black plastic spacer band. I wish they had put this on the outside of the case like the Intel X25m. It was simple to unscrew the case and remove the spacer, but then the screws are too long. I shortened mine by cutting them with wire cutters. The screw metal was soft and this was easy to do, but it probably ruined any chance of returning the drive and it probably voided my warranty. Read More

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Great performance, No negatives, Highly recommende

by Bruce427 on 6/27/2012

I purchased this 256 gig SSD to replace the 750 gig 7200 RPM hard drive in a new i7, SATA III (6 gig) HP DV7T laptop. I opted to pay a little more and get the transfer kit as it has a feature that automatically does the 4K alignment necessary when cloning a hard drive to a SSD (also, I have two desktops and two laptops and figured the cloning kit would come in handy in the future). The cloning disc worked fine and I removed the hard drive and installed the SSD. It powered right up (power on to desktop - Windows 7) in 26 seconds. I also noted that the SSD I received came with the latest firmware update. I ran the Crystal Disc Mark bench test and the 256 gig Crucial benched at 502 MB/s read and 251 MB/s write. Which is plenty fast. My battery life also improved by about 30 minutes. One program I use frequently took over 1 minute to load; now, it loads in 14 seconds flat. I called Crucial with a few questions and they were answered quickly by their excellent tech support team. I have had the M4 installed for about three months now and the SSDLife (free download) app shows that, at my current average usage rate, my M4 will last until June 28, 2021 (nine years). I'm certain I will have another laptop (with a Crucial SSD) long before then. So far, I have not encountered a single issue and would highly recommend the Crucial M4 series (in fact, I bought the 128 gig version for the OS on my desktop. Great performance. No negatives. Highly recommended. Read More

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Product Overview

Speed demon.
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# CT256M4SSD2CCA
    SKU 221150376
    UPC 649528752659
    UPC 14 00649528752659
    Sales Rank 42000
    Features
    Random 4k Read: 40,000 IOPS
    Random 4k Write: 50,000 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: 256GB
    Interface Type: SATA III
    Max Shock Resistance: 1500G
    Power Consumption (Active): 160 mW
    Power Consumption (Idle): < 85 mW
    Sequential Access - Read: Up to 415 MB/s (SATA 6Gb/s)
    Sequential Access - Write: Up to 260 MB/s (SATA 6Gb/s)
    MTBF: 1,200,000 hours
    Warranty: Three-Year Limited
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