Reviews and Problems with Crucial m4 Series (CT064M4SSD2/CT128M4SSD2/CT256M4SSD2/CT512M4SSD2)
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Crucial Backpeddles on Order Confirmation
Stephen S., Newegg
3 weeks ago
Cons: Crucial sends order confirmation on ssd. Then backs out because they ran out of stock, canceling full order and not single item in full order. Doesn't offer to do anything about it, after I canceled samsung due to order confirmation from crucial. Sold through crucials website. Very dissapointing experience.
Cons: it's junk. totally unreliable. with this SSD as your system drive you will start to have random blue-screens and reboots and have no idea it's caused by the SSD unless you keep up with the CRUCIAL forums. It's a known issue that is supposedly addressed by a firmware update. But it still did it after the firmware update, and only got worse over time. Then one day the BIOS stops detecting it and you can't boot up at all and your data is inaccessible.
Summary: These Freezing issues and failures seem to be a widespread thing with these particular Crucial SSD's. If I were you I would take my money elsewhere. Im rather surprised they are still for sale on newegg. Ridiculously expensive for the amount of storage you are getting at this point.
Pros: Was Fast while it worked
Cons: Like many other reviews that have been coming out of the woodwork about this SSD, It eventually failed on me. I was starting to experience strange freezes in windows 7. The computer would completely freeze for about 15-20 seconds then work perfectly fine until the next time I powered the computer on and it would do it again randomly. after a few days of troubleshooting and thinking it was a RAM problem I noticed this SSD was no longer being recognized in windows after...
Summary: Buyer beware that it might pay to spend an extra ~$15 for a company like Intel or Samsung who is more grateful for their customers. What's worse is I had just bought a Crucial M500 about a month before this happened. Had I know this is what I had in store should the drive ever fail I would have avoided them.
Pros: Product worked at times. Randomly turned off and usually had to wait a few minutes to a few hours for it to power back up. Happened on 2 motherboards, 2 power supplies, and 2 Windows 7 installs. It was fine when it worked. Nothing to write home about but it also wasn't bad.
Cons: My problem is with how they supported it. For me, it's not about the problem but what you do to resolve it. Support is what Crucial severely lacks. It started when I spoke with the support. After I explained everything I did to troubleshoot it he began to suggest things he thought I needed to do. All of those things I already did which makes me think he wasn't even listening. After that he told me the drive probably failed because I don't let it idle enough. He said w...
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...
Cons: Unreliable. This is my 3rd RMA from crucial. Every drive I have received works fine within the first few months, then roughly at the 1 year mark, it starts to cause system freezes, BSODs, the works. Talking to technical support is useless. They tell you to try a different sata, update firmware, and power cycle. Once you do all of that, they run out of ideas. Skip the pain of going through RMA's and replacement drives. Get a different brand.