Reviews and Problems with Crucial m4 Series (CT064M4SSD2/CT128M4SSD2/CT256M4SSD2/CT512M4SSD2)
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Crucial Backpeddles on Order Confirmation
Stephen S., Newegg
10 March 2015
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 ...
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 af...
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...
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.
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....
Cons: Complete waste of money, Garbage. Shipped with bugged firmware. Makes drive unusable after so many hours. Supposedly can be fixed with firmware update. But you can not update the bugged firmware. Also can not save image of drive, drive will freeze during the process(the bug).
Two years before failed (common problem I discovered), the warranty isn't what you may think.
25 October 2014
Summary: After 2 years of use, this drive failed me. I purchased this as a dedicted OS drive, everything worked fine until about a month and a half ago, right around the 2 year mark (the warranty for this is 3 years), then it suddenly stopped, the error was "MBR Error.
Summary: This is the worst hard drive experience I've ever had. I do no recommend getting this drive. I'm not a fan of buying a product and then finding out it was a beta release. firmware version at purchase was 10G. Latest firmware available is 70H.
Pros: UPDATE REVIEW
Cons: Apparently there is an issue with these drives that if the power goes out the drive bricks. The process for unbricking is disconnect the drive for 3 minutes and then hook it back up and turn on the computer for 20 minutes. Repeat the process until the drive decides to stop being stupid.
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 v...