Reviews and Problems with Crucial V4 Series (CT64V4SSD2/CT128V4SSD2/CT256V4SSD2/CT512V4SSD2)
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30 January 2013
Summary: I should have listened to the other reviews. This drive installs easily and does exactly what you want it to do. EXCEPT, it is as slow or even slightly slower than the HDD I replaced it with. I needed a replacement for a laptop that has blown out two HDD's in two years because it gets knocked around so much while it's running. For that, I'm sure this drive will completely fit the bill. However, don't expect SSD speeds from it.
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: 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.
Summary: I'm not sure if it's my BIOS or just a problem with this SSD but at times it screams and other times it takes forever. I've disabled BITS and Windows Update (all updates) and it helps but still has random caching issues when multitasking.
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: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE Feb 20 07:38:42 netbook kernel: [ 21.225686] sd 0:0:0:0: [sda] Sense Key : Medium Error [current] [descriptor] etc.
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. and this could have made it without problem, but it was terrible.