Reviews and Problems with Crucial V4 Series (CT64V4SSD2/CT128V4SSD2/CT256V4SSD2/CT512V4SSD2)
Showing 1-10 of 19
New life into old hardware
Lin C., Newegg
7 January 2013
Pros: Brought new life into an old 2007 Macbook Pro 3,1. The MacBook Pro is only capable of SATA1 so this SATA2 SSD was more than sufficient. The system was running at 50MB/s read/write with the old 5400 RPM HDD. It's now hitting 150MB/s read/write (3x performance increase).
Summary: As per my first review, the drive was unstable and unreliable. I contacted Crucial Support via chat session and was given the following info: "The behavior you are describing is consistent with deleted cells not being cleaned from your drive.
Pros: Once 'conditioned' the drive is reliable and responsive.
Cons: Had to contact Crucial Support for instructions on how to make the drive reliable and stable. Nothing on thier support site gives the following info.
Summary: I'm not claiming all of you who left negative comments/reviews on this product to be mo-rons, but some of you are. Simply because you failed to do research on a product's intended purpose and capabilities & limitations from its manufacturer.
Pros: Works well for it's intended purpose and performs well for its described application from the manufacturer. It boots a little faster than some standard HDDs not all.
Summary: Over all pretty happy with the drive. I installed it in a older laptop to be exact Dell E1505. Originally tried to do a fresh install was not happy with the performance so I bought a data transfer kit, seemed to do the trick.
Summary: If you do get this drive and its slow, prob not the drives fault. Find the right ahci drivers for you chipset!
Pros: Fast! Didn't believe the hype of ssd drive until I got this set up right, and its not even the fastest they make. Windows boot and shutdown time cut and half and everything else is instant.
Cons: I RMA'd the first one because of it being super slow. Same problems with the second so I started playing around. Long story short, make sure you have the proper ahci drivers from amd/intel (esp ones with older motherboards like I, and dont get it form the mobo site) and this thing will scream. I ...
Summary: I dont know why so many people are having problems with this drive, I am running this on an AMD windows 7 computer and my boot time is about 35 seconds, way better than a spin disk could ever do. Its only a 3gb/s sata and kinda slow for what SSD's are capable of but it works great for a boot drive.