Reviews and Problems with Crucial m4 Series (CT064M4SSD2/CT128M4SSD2/CT256M4SSD2/CT512M4SSD2)
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Crucial M4 256GB Solid State Drive Review
22 April 2012
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). Crucial does offer their standard 3 year warranty with the drive, but I would expect it to last much longer than that.
If you look at many of our comparison graphs you may be saying to yourself wait those other drives perform faster.
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. Priced at a hugely competitive £170, the 128GB m4 SSD is over 15 per cent cheaper than the equivalent 120GB Vertex 3, while offering an additional 8GB of storage capacity.
Excerpt: With high speed comes great responsibility. Responsibility to make use of that speed wisely. So while solid-state storage can be intrinsically very, very fast, it needs a suitably quick connection to realise all that performance.