Reviews and Problems with Crucial V4 Series (CT64V4SSD2/CT128V4SSD2/CT256V4SSD2/CT512V4SSD2)
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Daniel S., Amazon
2 December 2013
Summary: Super slow my 7200 hard drive was wayyyyyy better. This SSD freezes all the time. It is the worst SSD I have ever bought from Crucial I usually buy M4s from Crucial I decided to go for this one because I had a hard drive and need an SSD for the OS.
Summary: From what I've gathered, I am not the only one with this issue. Supposedly it's a bad logic controller design. Whatever the issue, this has quickly turned me into a very frustrated user. I'll be shelling out the extra money for an m4. This thing is junk.
Pros: It's easy to install and works great at first, just like you'd expect, and it's cheap
Cons: I have been using this with my MacBook Pro to create a Fusion Drive. At first it was really fast and worked seemlessly with my original HDD. But once I started to install my pro software it slowed down dramatically. Even though I set up trim to be on, my write speed slowed into the megabytes per ...
Summary: My Crucial m4 is lightnight fast, but the cheaper v4 version runs much slower than the old magnetic drives it replaced. A quick google search of slow Crucial v4 shows that hundreds of others are having the same issue. Skip this drive and purchase the m4 instead, Slow v4 forum link: [...]
Summary: Bought this drive for a 2008 HP laptop running Win7 as I felt it would improve performance from my WD Scorpio Black (7200 RPM). At first Windows couldn't tell the difference (Windows index was unchanged at 5.9), but it seemed to load a few seconds faster (or was it wishful thinking?
Pros: Does boot and shut down slightly faster (at first). Doesn't completely lock up or refuse to boot like my Intel drives did. Shockproof (more so than my platter drive was).
Cons: Performance degrades rather quickly, needs to be babysat to bring the performance back up to par with my old 7200 RPM drive. Smaller than my old drive was, with no significant increase in performance.
Summary: But then it died. I was very happy with the performance when I first got it, but obviously in retrospect, it seems not to be very useful. Luckily I didn't have anything too important on it, but that's just by chance. I'm not sure if I'll be able to retrieve any of the data at this point.
Cons: Corsair offers no firmware update. It only scores a 5.9 on Windows 7 Experience Index. I would not recommend this drive unless it the price came down to match typical 7200 rpm drive at similar capacity.
Cons: It is painfully slow especially writes. Copying from across the network through a Gig Ethernet I get around 9.4 MB/s as per Windows 7 copy operation shows. I don't see the need to use a benchmark software.
Summary: Drive started showing errors in my system logs after less than 30 days of usage. 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0012 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 649 Feb 20 07:38:42 netbook kernel: [ 21.225674] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Unhandled sense code Feb 20 07:38:42 netbook kernel: [ 21.225679] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Result:...
Pros: Easy installation, fit right where my laptop (ThinkPad W520)'s old hard drive was.
Cons: Seems to be particularly slow, especially while loading content for the first time. I've been spending a lot of time "waiting for cache" while browsing the web with Chrome. Not sure if mine's defective or what, but I'm very disappointed.