Summary: My next SSD will not be a Cruical. If this unsupported drive was years old, it would be one thing. I've had it a year! Come on Crucial, get off your derrieres and write some new firmware for this drive.
Pros: Was a good solid drive on my old motherboard. Had good speeds.
Cons: I bought a new AM3+ mother board that has only SATA 6Gb ports. The firmware on this purported 6Gb hard drive instructs you to use only SATA 3Gb for installing the firmware. That would be a good plan....except I didn't buy a M/B with 3Gb and 6Gb SATA. Why would I? This makes this very expensive dr...
Summary: Crucial did give me a hassle free customer service so while I can't vouch for the product at this time they deserve some positive recognition for service.
Pros: Was crazy fast when it worked
Cons: It destabilized on me and bios & firmware updating didn't help. Called Crucial and they're RMAing it. I'm hopeful that the new one will work properly, but in the mean time I'll have to reinstall my OS, Adobe and other programs. You also have to fiddle with a lot of setting to get SSDs to work so ...
Summary: Bought an M4 as a secondary drive - now reconsidering that move.
Pros: Great while it worked....BIOS updates are painless, unlike other vendors who have long drawn out update schemes for boot drives....
Cons: After just under 22 months of use, it mysteriously stopped showing up in POST, and being the Boot drive, sorta makes the computer a rather large doorstop. Did the chat support with Crucial (Don't waste your time) and ended up calling them - their servers were down and they said when they come bac...
Summary: Crucial support is better than others... however they said it would be 8-12 weeks for them to fix this and or give me a new one. They said they would ship me a new drive however they would charge me full price "if" the problem wasn't covered under warranty.
Pros: Purchased the drive in summer of 2010. Drive was lightning fast for about a year
Cons: during the last few months areas of the drive have become corrupt and the drive pauses about once every 5 to 10 seconds causing the system to pause.
Summary: I bought this last year, not for a boot partition, but to throw code on for faster builds times since I'm working with operating systems. Its given me a lot of headaches because Visual Studio never gave me realistic build errors that were tied to the ssd.
Pros: Fast reads
Cons: Didn't work well with visual studio, lots of data corruption
Save time in the short run, pay it back with interest
John S., Newegg
22 September 2011
Summary: I bought this for about $700 in Summer of 2010, and got nine months of good use out of it. Then it died, fairly suddenly, and with no warning. Crucial made me pay to send it to Idaho and wait until they received it and confirmed that it was dead. Then they mailed me a refurb.
Pros: Very fast. Works just like a regular HDD.
Cons: Unreliable, mediocre service from Crucial. You'll love it until it crashes, then you'll regret having bought it.
Summary: Go big or go spinning platters. 64GB will drive you nuts after a couple of months.
Cons: Okay - the drive is great, but it is not like INSTANT. Really, my boot times, when you factor in all the posting of all those drives, is not a huge percentage faster than my old computer. What you must know, and why I WISH I HAD NOT BOUGHT THIS DRIVE is that 64GB is too small. It is not compatibl...
Cons: It regularly reports it is corrupt to other programs, but not to WIn7 chkdsk. Then when I reboot, chkdsk starts and runs, showing no errors. It then reports not corrupt for awhile. Crucial support was very quick to respond, but not helpful. They suggested that I upgrade the firmware from ver 6 to...
Summary: I would stay away from products that have return only policy unless you like feeling bad.
Pros: Don't know it doesn't boot up on a HP Pavillion a710n
Cons: Didn't work with my HP Pavillion a710n. Tech support was of no use. They guarantee compatibility but it's not!! I tested other SSD drives and it is the HP Pavillion's fault (with newest bios) But the problem is this drive comes with "replacement only" policy. You won't get a refund if it doesn't ...