Excerpt: As our technology advances, consumers continually demand more from manufactures. Make it faster, make it lighter, make it smaller, and of course do it all at the same time. You would think that we would have hit a limit by now, or at least slowed down, but new cutting edge products keep hitting the...
Excerpt: It's long been suggested that solid state drives represent the most important upgrade you can give a modern computer for boosting its overall performance. Today that remains true by a considerable margin, where even budget-oriented SSDs wipe the floor with the fastest 3.5" hard drives, providing...
Summary: The Crucial M4 64GB is arranged with only one NAND chip connected to each of the eight channels provided by its Marvell controller, preventing each channel from reaching its full write potential.
Summary: Final Thoughts
Crucial is a name we always know for reliability and quality-made products and the M4 drive is no exception. It is very well made and besides the controller everything else inside is made by Crucial (Micron).
Pros: – Exceptional speed, – Does not rely on realtime file compression to achieve highest levels of performance, – 3 year warranty, – Available in up to 512GB capacities
Crucial M4 Adrenaline 50GB Cache SSD Review – Watch Your Hard Drive Perform Like an SSD
25 March 2012
Conclusion: The most visible performance upgrade we can see in any computer today is that seen when upgrading from a hard drive to an SSD but there have been serious speed bumps in the transition, at least until now.
Summary: The great thing about revisiting the Crucial m4 is that we now have a great deal of experience with these drives. When I first looked at the m4 back in May of 2011 some 9 months ago a lot was unknown about the product, most importantly reliability.
Summary: It's great to finally be able to include the Crucial M4 series into our benchmark results suite as Crucial did not make the SSD available for a lot of the EU press for a long time. The end results are as expected, this Marvell 88SS9174 based solution is downright competitive with any other SATA3 SSD...
Conclusion: The 0009 firmware update for Crucial's m4 drive mostly improves its sequential read performance. Unless you're doing a lot of large file copies to another high speed SSD or drive array you likely won't see any huge gains in real world use. Where does the m4 stand in the grand scheme of things?