Reviews and Problems with Crucial V4 Series (CT64V4SSD2/CT128V4SSD2/CT256V4SSD2/CT512V4SSD2)
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Not much of an improvement
Eric S., Newegg
28 December 2012
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?) Within 2 weeks, it took almost a minute to shut down.
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.
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: 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: 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.