Reviews and Problems with Crucial m4 Series (CT064M4SSD2/CT128M4SSD2/CT256M4SSD2/CT512M4SSD2)
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Short Term - Buyer beware!
Harold L., Newegg
25 October 2014
Summary: Come on I've got mechanical drives over 5 years old still going strong. System just started to blue screen one day and finally refused to boot telling me insert valid boot device. I've run every test I can think of and some that people have recommended in forums and final conclusion is the SSD is either dying or it's already dead.
Pros: It was very fast, boot in about 5 seconds, games were fast as were all programs loads.
Summary: Obviously buy one of the new newer M500's or MX100's now. Great alternative to Samsung Evo.
Pros: I just bench marked this drive a few days ago with CrystalDiskMark and its read/write speeds are still as advertised. This is after almost 3 years of daily use. Firmware upgrades were always painless. If you buy one now it should come with the latest firmware.
Great SSD - no problems in over 3 years of onwership
Yan P., Newegg
8 September 2014
Summary: Been using this SSD for over 3 years now of daily use and as a main OS drive. Have upgraded firmware couple of times(painless process and didnt even have to reinstall OS ) and it never gave me any problems while always being as fast as they get pretty much. It was my first SSD and since then i have purchased over 10 different SSD(once you go SSD its very hard to go back to HDD of even hybrids for anything but pure storage needs) and while some were faster i still use...
Pros: Fast and reliable - what else could one ask for in SSD?
Summary: I've seen this HDD vanish from boot list and require some intense fiddling with DOS utilities as well as disconnecting/reconnecting of SATA cables. It's a massive amount of headache and stress for the few seconds of boot time it shaves off regularly.
Pros: During sales, fairly cheap for its effectiveness. Otherwise massively overpriced, however. That's all.
Cons: Incredibly vulnerable to vanishing from BIOS and boot list during any sudden power loss (shutdown from overheating, power outage/surge, etc). While this is a known issue for all SSDs, the Crucial M4 is known for having this issue more so than almost any other I've seen.
Would have liked more space on it but at the time the ...
18 August 2014
Summary: It substantially improved the disk access time on my computer. Would have liked more space on it but at the time the cost per GB was too high for me to want more. Nevertheless I put the OS and a few other things on it and used a second drive for data storage and programs that weren't used as much. Working real good.
Summary: Don't take my word for it. A little searching and you'll see this is quite common with this drive.
Pros: It's an SSD.
Cons: This drive worked for while before giving me issues. I read that my mobo might not support SSD as it was an older system. Went back to my RAID0 x 3 and put the M4 off to the side and forgot about it as I could live without it. It's been a year and I have a new system as a home server. I can now verify it's a bad drive. It has the latest firmware and has this disconnect issue. Programs stop responding before Windows itself crashes. After the reboot the M4 isn't even li...