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Crucial m4 256GB SSD Review

By Jos
May 27, 2011
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  1. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Thanks for the excellent review as always.

    Think I'll still be looking to the Vertex 3 as my long term SSD replacement eventually though.
  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,494   +304

    Soo... A dissapointment after all?
    Out of question, will you be reviewing the new Corsair offerings? they're supposed to be Vertex 3 speeds but with much lower prices.
  3. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,326   +424 Staff Member

    We hope to but Corsair is one of the harder companies to get samples out of so we will see what we can do. OCZ seem more willing to promote their products hence the early Vertex 3 review.
  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,494   +304

    Awesome! I hope they do want to promote at least these SSD's!
    I mean, they could take on OCZ if they really are as good as they are claiming.
    Anyway I sure do hope you get a review sample! fed up with a spindle hard drive now and only holding back on a vertex in the hope these new Corsair ones can produce the same speeds at a much lower price.
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    After my recent experiences of Corsair I wouldn't purchase anything they made any more anyway tbh. As soon as I can afford it I'm dumping the Corsair H50 as well.

    And yes, I'm going to slam them down every chance I get from now onwards - Having 2 PSU's fail in months is a joke - especially for someone like Corsair!
  6. Jurassic4096

    Jurassic4096 Banned Posts: 158

    I needed a power supply that was modular and could power two 8-pin graphics cards, so right away I started looking at Corsair AX and HX series units. The web reviews praised them, so I went on to check customer reviews at newegg and was shocked at all the negative reviews. I didn't like what Antec or Enermax had at the price I was willing to pay. I lucked out and found the Coolermaster Silent Pro 850 at a brick and mortar Canada Computers store for $129.99. Newegg wanted $179.99 at the time.

    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=33_443&item_id=026508

    Good review as always. I'm glad my C300 is still a competitor... but man i want a Vertex 3 or Agility 3 sooo bad.
  7. Great review, albeit disappointing results.
    I second the request for a review of the Cosair SSD, particularly the Force 3* which promises:
    550 MB/s sequential read, 510 MB/s sequential write, and 85k IOPS (4k aligned). They supposedly use the same Sandforce chip as the Vertex 3 and start at $219 for 128GB. If those numbers are accurate than its without question an incredible deal and the best price/performance ratio in SSD's. But this review has me thinking it might be too good to be true, hopefully this isn't the case.

    *Link - http://www.corsair.com/solid-state-drives/force-series-3.html
  8. anyone picking an OCZ drive over a Crucial gets what they deserve, a massive headache sooner or later
  9. I just got one and I think I got much better benchmarks...maybe there has been a firmware update?
    http://betterlogic.com/roger/2011/11/crucial-m4-benchmark-crystal-disk-mark/
  10. This review should be updated with the benchmarks using latest firmware (0309) , it is totally a different drive now..
     
  11. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 715   +28

    Everything I am reading everywhere suggests this drive is alot better than the review suggests. Maybe an update required as Guest has suggested.
  12. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,326   +424 Staff Member



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