Reviews and Problems with Crucial m4 Series (CT064M4SSD2/CT128M4SSD2/CT256M4SSD2/CT512M4SSD2)
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Still going strong after 2 years of use (crossing fingers and knocking on wood)
JAMES D., Newegg
3 weeks ago
Summary: People who are commenting about their SSD failure rates need to understand that all SSDs fail eventually. And when they fail (trust me, they will), they fail in such a way that renders the entire device useless. I believe SSD technology still has a long road ahead of it with regards to lifespan improvements.
Pros: It's an SSD. System speed and start up times are noticeably faster compared to more traditional, disc-based hard drives. I remember performing lots of research when I originally bought this SSD. At the time (mid-2012), the Crucial M4 product line had what seemed to be the least failure rates when compared to other SSD brands. My M4 SSD is still functioning to this day (crossing fingers and knocking on wood).
Cons: The price. I remember paying $200-$250 for this SSD a couple of years ago. Posting this review on Newegg, I see that the price for this listing has not changed much since I bought it. Considering that I just recently bought another Crucial 250 GB SSD for $110 (a different product listing than this one), I consider the pricing for this specific product a serious rip-off. Thus, I am subtracting one egg.
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: I can't wait for the days when the SSD's are not so expensive. I needed to get that out there. Okay so this drive is nice. It makes my lappy run a little faster and smoother. It was easy to install but I youtubed my computer to get a step by step....just in case. There is really not much to say other than that. It's a good product, just expense. It does what it says it's going to do....just dont expect night and day results..
Summary: Generally, everything worked like a snap, quickly (half hour) cloning my HD. My only real complaint was that there were zero, nada instructions. Understand there are only three pieces: ssd, USB cable, and cd. However, it took me awhile to determine exactly how to connect ssd, mostly how to get power. A one page diagram of steps would have saved me about two hours, but now boots soo quickly and quietly.
Cons: About a year or so into using this I had the same problem a lot of you are explaining in other reviews. My PC would freeze about every 50 minutes. This was due to the terrible firmware initially installed. It had a built-in "death" timer, so to speak, so after so many reads/writes, it would just shut itself off after 50 minutes every time it was repowered (every PC reboot). So I had to figure out how to reinstall the updated firmware which didn't have that awful "deat...
Summary: Great performance, perfect for installing an OS and applications on. You can pair it with a hight capacity magnetic drive to store you data on to and you will see a significant improvement in the start-up of your OS and applications.
Summary: If your hard drive starts crashing every hour after about 1-2 years of use, go to the Crucial support website and download the new firmware. When I began the install, it claimed I had no devices that needed updating. I forced the firmware update anyway and now everything works perfectly.
Pros: Very fast, no moving parts, Windows 7 starts in seconds, Crucial is owned by Micron - an American company.
Cons: After about 1.5 years, the drive started crashing every hour (i.e. BSOD), requiring a reboot. After researching the bug on the Crucial website, I found out the crashing starts happening after 5184 hours of use. All that it requires is a simple firmware update, but still loses an egg because of the inconvenience.