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Crucial Technology CT256M4SSD1 M4

Crucial Technology CT256M4SSD1 M4
alaScore 91

1835 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1835 reviews of Crucial Technology CT256M4SSD1 M4. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Solid-state drive the Crucial Technology CT256M4SSD1 M4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Crucial Technology CT256M4SSD1 M4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 300 user reviews of Crucial Technology CT256M4SSD1 M4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.5/5 for other Solid-state drive on Amazon.com.

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Crucial 512GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s with Data Transfer Kit CT512M4SSD2CCACrucial 512GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb/s with Data Transfer Kit CT512M4SSD2CCA

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (techworld.com)

Crucial m4 256GB review

 

If you want to give your notebook or desktop PC a major speed boost, Crucial's m4 256GB solid state drive is a must-have. It's one of the fastest drive's on the market and it'll not only speed up boot-up times if used as a system drive, it'll make your...

Overall, it's not hard to love this drive, even if it is quite a hefty investment. Its 238GB formatted capacity gives it a cost per gigabyte between £1.10 and £1.80 depending on where you buy it. If you've got a high end laptop or desktop and speed is...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Iain Laskey (practicalpc.co.uk)

Review: Crucial Radeon 7500

 

Crucial release a video card for the rest of us

Great image quality, price

Not very fast

At a mere £40.99 that includes UK shipping, this is a great card. It's not the fastest thing around, far from it. What your money buys you though is top-notch video quality and a card which offers a good step up for ordinary folks without breaking the...

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Crucial m4 CT256M4SSD2 256GB solid state drive

 

If you want to give your notebook or desktop PC a major speed boost, Crucial's m4 256GB solid state drive (SSD) is a must-have. It's one of the fastes...

Fast read rates ; Fast write rates ; No moving parts

Expensive

Crucial's m4 256GB solid state drive is a little gem. It can supply very fast read and write transfer rates, and it will noticeably boost the performance of a laptop or desktop PC when it's used as a system drive. Sure, it's quite expensive, but like...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Crucial SSD 32GB

 

There's probably no better upgrade you can give your notebook than a solid-state hard drive. It will help your notebook run much cooler, with no noise...

No moving parts, runs cool and quiet

Expensive, small capacity, slow write speed

It's too early for solid-state drives such as Crucial's SSD 32GB to become mainstream, but once prices come down, evey laptop owner should look to upgrade to one. They are silent, run very cool and have no moving parts, which means that they won't be...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

Crucial m4 (256GB)

 

Though the 256GB Crucial m4 offers good performance in most situations, it's surpassed by competing drives from OCZ and Intel that push SSD technology a bit further.

Good performance. Supports 6Gbps SATA III.

Expensive. Outperformed in most tests by competing SSDs. Slow garbage collection demands TRIM support in OS.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Crucial M4 (256GB) Review and Ratings

 

On our benchmarks, Crucial's M4 drive was appreciably speedy, without ever breaking new ground. If you're looking for well-rounded performance, it's a solid choice, but a bit pricey.

Consistently fast performance on all of our benchmarks ; Doesn't lag far behind pricier drives ; Also available in 7mm versions for thin laptops

Accessories and software cost extra ; Pricey compared to several other performance-grade drives, which were faster on some benchmark tests

Few things are as simple as we'd like them to be, and measuring drive speed is certainly no exception. Most performance drives excel in one or two tests, and falter in other areas. OCZ's 256GB Vertex 4 drive, for example, is the fastest drive we've...

Dec, 2012

GREAT HARDWARE

Expert review by: Jake Mete (pureoverclock)

Crucial m4 256GB

 

SSD with high capacity and fast speeds at a competitive price.

As we've said before and we'll continue to hammer any chance we can get, the single biggest bottleneck in modern systems is the traditional plattered hard drive, and using an SSD in your system will make such a massive difference that you'll...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Nathan Kirsch (legitreviews.com)

Win a Complete Crucial Memory Upgrade For Free Sweepstakes

 

Crucial Memory and Legit Reviews are joining forces to give two of our fans a complete Crucial.com memory upgrade simply by “liking” both Crucial Memory and Legit Reviews on Facebook! One person on each of our fan pages will be selected to win. Be sure...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Raymond Buckland (bjorn3d.com)

Crucial Ballistx 1600 Tracers - Bjorn3D.com

 

When AMD released the HD5850 and the HD5870 end of September 2009 they had a clear plan on how they would bring DX11 to every possible price point. The HD5700 came out in October followed in November by the HD5970. These cards all fitted into various...

Crcuial Ballistx Tracer memory will add that show stopper look to any drab every day boring chassis.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: (cdrinfo.com)

Crucial 128GB SSD

 

Crucial, a well established brand in the memory market has recently released a low-budget fast Solid-state Drive, the CT128M225. The drive uses a Indilinx Barefoot controller and a 64MB cache by Elpida Memory; a reliable configuration that we have...

We found the Crucial CT128M225 series blazing fast and highly responsive in all the tasks. The price may be somewhat higher than OCZ's solutions, but don't forget that Crucial is offering two extra years of warranty, which is very important....

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

Design

Certification:FCC, CE / FCC, CE, RoHS, UL
Colour of product:Black / Grey
Internal: Yes
SSD form factor:2.5"

Operational conditions

Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:3.1
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Other features

Device connectivity:Wired
Internal:Y

Packaging Data

Cables included:USB

Performance

Access time:0.1
Data Transfer Rate:6
ECC: Yes
Mean time between failures (MTBF):1200000
Memory Type:MLC
RAID support: Yes
Random read (4KB):40000
Random write (4KB):20000
Read speed:415 / 500
S.M.A.R.T. support: Yes
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
TRIM support: Yes
Write speed:260 / 95

Power

Operating voltage:5

Technical Details

Operating shock:1500
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 70
Operating vibration:3.1
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 85

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.1
Height :9.5
Weight:75
Width:6.99 / 7