Reviews and Problems with Crucial m4 Series (CT064M4SSD2/CT128M4SSD2/CT256M4SSD2/CT512M4SSD2)
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Crucial M4 128GB review
16 June 2012
Excerpt: Crucial has been selling SSDs to consumers for longer than almost anyone, and it's evidently got the art of producing good-value drives finely honed. The 128GB version of its M4 drive costs just £83, which works out at a low 64p per gigabyte. The M4’s design breaks free of the status quo.
Excerpt: When Crucial released the C300 series of Solid State Drives last year they outperformed anything else available at the time. With read speeds around 340MB/s the Sandforce drives had a serious performance disadvantage, only offering around 280MB/s.
Summary: Although it's not radically different from last year’s model, the M4 is significantly faster than the disk it replaces. Intel’s 510 Series SSDs are still dominant in our performance benchmarks, but both have the potential to be blown away by SandForce.