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: 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
Conclusion: Consumers looking to purchase a high-end SSD upgrade are likely to make their choice based on three criteria; performance, capacity and price. Based on those key factors, we've seen few SATA 6Gbps drives as compelling as Crucial's 128GB m4 SSD.
Summary: Compared to the older C300, Crucial's m4 SSD is more of a shift in performance priorities than a new design with improved performance all across the board. We see substantially improved performance in scenarios like Large File Copy and Game Patching.
Pros: Up to 10% faster than Sandforce drives, Supports TRIM, 3 year warranty, Nice looking, rugged metal case
Cons: Higher price than C300, No significant performance update over C300
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time.
Pros: Impressive 446/281 MBps read/write speed with ATTO, Marvell 88SS9174-BLD2 supports SATA 6Gb/s interface, Native TRIM Garbage Collection, Sanitary Erase, and SMART, High-level enthusiast operational I/O performance, 3-Year Micron product warranty support, Lightweight compact storage solution, Resi...
Cons: Expensive enthusiast-level product, Unimpressive gains over RealSSD C300