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: 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.
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.