Reviews and Problems with Crucial m4 Series (CT064M4SSD2/CT128M4SSD2/CT256M4SSD2/CT512M4SSD2)
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20 February 2013
Summary: I was able to lay my hands on this drive previously used, this model is now discontinued. I own other SSD drives and by comparing its performance I can tell that writes are noticeably slower than other drives of mine. Running ATTO benchmarking test reveals why, as the recorded write speeds are about a quarter of the speeds in reads.
Pros: Attractive price, no matter what it will be always faster than mechanical drive
Pros: Was super fast for the time I had it...just got a lemon :-(
Cons: Only lasted 2 weeks - had to RMA with NewEgg - hopefully the replacement lasts longer. Have used other Crucial M4's at work - 1 for 1+ year, 2 for 3+ months...This one just dropped off BIOS - and that's all she wrote - no warning, no degrading performance...
Summary: The latest firmware [rev. 0309] 'has not solved the issue', at least for me. The telltales are short and random audio/video stuttering and hesitation, [loud buzzing], inevitably leading to a BSoD and reboot. I can simply reboot system when the stuttering begins and the issue will disappear sometimes for many hours, or until I reboot again, when the issue returns. Again, it only happens when under heavy drive load.
Pros: Very fast, fast boot, fast application load.
Cons: .. but, there seems to be a firmware issue. Recent firmware update confirms this issue. The issue is: Blue Screen of Death, and system reboot. For me this only happens while the SSD drive is under heavy load, ie gaming. When running general business apps, CAD software etc, I've not had an issue.
Summary: Works but wish I could see how Garbage Collection is working or if it is needed. Don't know when GC is working. Crucial could be more competitive with Samsung and Intel if it had a SSD toolbox. Haven't really seen how it works as a boot drive since it's not the boot drive. Presently it is a slave drive with AHCI and its speed surpasses my Intel 330, both running on a B75-D3H board and I5-3450 per my AS-SSD benchmarks.
Summary: Du matériel éprouvé et facile d'installation. Les débits sont bons et il apporte un vrai confort de travail, dédié à l'utilisation de Photoshop. (par exemple) ATTENTION : LE BUNDLE EST VIDE ! ! Le SSD est fourni sans cable, sans adaptateur, sans vis ! Donc si vous le montez dans un ordinateur fixe, n'oubliez pas l'adaptateur, ~9€.