Reviews and Problems with Crucial V4 Series (CT64V4SSD2/CT128V4SSD2/CT256V4SSD2/CT512V4SSD2)
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Don't do it..
Stephen Russell "Stevie Russ..", Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: I bought this drive direct from Crucial.Uk for a late 2008 Macbook Pro. The M500 was actually compatible but I was led to believe that the M500 was not compatible by Crucial's drop down menus (which are generally good). The SSD was okay at the beginning but now it's so so slow, it provides a much worse experience than any standard mechanical HD I've ever used. There are loads of better drives out there.
Summary: I put the drive in a USB-enclosure, formatted it, at was ready to use it the day after. I thought. I cannot see the drive, reformat it, anything. It simply stopped working the day after i formatted it.
Summary: Unfortunately like many of the others I am also experiencing very slow speeds with this drive. I will be trying to update the firmware from 22 to 25 to see if this fixes the problem but to do this I need to use a Windows machine making it very difficult. I would recommend a different drive to avoid all the problems.
Summary: I have been using this SSD for about 6 months now and I can safely say that buying it was a waste of my money and time. It seemed to start right - after initial install Windows boot up was fast, and applications started within 1 - 2 seconds. But then it got worse, and worse and worse over time. The whole machine just hangs for ages when trying to install new software, when starting up standard applications (e.g. Outlook) and sometimes simply browsing the web.
Summary: Well, had this little puppy installed as an "upgrade" for my new laptop about 2 months ago. Sweet. New Windows 7 install, blazing speeds, everything is fan...TASTIC! Then the issues crept in. Slowly at first, and are now to the point where I can't wait for my new SDD to arrive. I don't know how Crucial have managed it, but they have created an SSD that slows at the rate you fill it up.
Summary: Having spent hours pouring through Crucial forums, it would seem that the v4 uses an inferior controller which may or may not co-operate with the chipset on your computer. Whether or not this will be the case for your PC is purely a matter of chance. In my case after some weeks of use the read/write speed of the drive declined to the point where using the PC simply became painful.
Summary: I bought this SSD from Amazon early November 2012 for a new installation of Windows 8. What a disappointment. As others have said, performance was terrible, slowing everything down to the extent that Windows was totally unusable. Crucial finally released a firmware update via their web site in February 2013 that seemed to fix the problem (though wipes the SSD). However, after a few weeks of light use it's as a bad as ever.
Summary: Crucial are normally a very good brand but with this drive they have failed. Boot speed is excellent but if you want to do several tasks at the same time then the drive lags and you pc keeps freezing up. Not a good drive at all don't bother buying.
Summary: I bought a couple of these units from a local boxshifter and ran them in a RAID1 mirrored pair. The write performance was atrocious: when pushing a lot of data to the drives, they'd initially have a quite respectable rate of well over 100MB/s (each) but the performance would then drop off after a while to just 30MB/s, presumably once the drives' internal buffers filled and could no longer hide the true horror.