Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Limited Time Only! Newegg Premier is now only $29.99/year. Sign up now.
  • Shipping Destination: United States
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
PCs & Laptops > 
All Laptop Accessories > 
Internal SSDs > 
Crucial > 
Item#: 9SIA0AJ16J0726

Crucial V4 CT256V4SSD2 2.5" 256GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD Only

  • 2.5"
  • 256GB
  • SATA II
  • Pin It
  • Email this page
ICON Loading...

Learn more about the Crucial CT256V4SSD2

General

Brand
Crucial
Series
V4
Model
CT256V4SSD2
Device Type
Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD Only
Used For
Consumer

Physical

Form Factor
2.5"
Capacity
256GB
Memory Components
MLC
Interface
SATA II
Controller
Phison
Height
9.5mm

Performance

Max Sequential Read
Up to 230 MB/s
Max Sequential Write
Up to 190 MB/s
4KB Random Read
Up to 10,000 IOPS
4KB Random Write
Up to 4,000 IOPS
MTBF
1,200,000 hours

Features

Features
Delivers substantial SSD performance for mainstream computer systems (SATA 3Gb/s capable)

Faster start-up times, system speeds, and increased reliability compared to a hard drive

Available in 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB models

Compatible with PC and Mac systems

Environmental

Operating Temperature
0°C ~ +70°C

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the Crucial CT256V4SSD2

Do you own this product? Write a Review

ICON Loading...

Filter Results

Go
  • Celinda N.
  • 4/14/2014 2:41:32 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsSix Months Later

Pros: They're ssds, even lower spec ones are an upgrade from spinning media.

Cons: I/O Errors, failed reads, dropping in and out of system at random. One drive has completely failed now and shows up as a garbled name at bios level. Using them in a RAID1 setup.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • LUIS S.
  • 1/30/2014 8:02:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsohhh jesssusss whyyyy meeee (from nancy karagan figure skater)

Pros: dead... bad...dont buy cheap stuff...it will hurt when your system goes death of critical bussiness apps

Cons: dead... bad...dont buy cheap stuff...it will hurt when your system goes death of critical bussiness apps

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Anonymous
  • 4/4/2013 12:04:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGetting IO errors for the disk.

Pros: I grabbed these SSDs for a cheap price.

Cons: 2 of the 3 Disks are having IO errors and bad blocks.

Did you find this review helpful? Yes No

  • Robert T.
  • 1/22/2013 8:32:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsI never knew they made SSDs this slow

Pros: No moving parts top break if dropped.

Cons: It's actually slower than the hard drive I bought it to replace.

Other Thoughts: I bought this SSD to speed up my wife's Acer Aspire notebook. While CrystalMark shows I'm getting the full transfer rate of ~220MB/s windows actually boots slower than with the original HD. What CrystalMark also shows is that the random IO performance is 10 times slower than the Intel SSD in my netbook (which has about the same 220MB transfer rate).

Reading reviews, others have benchmarked this SSD as incredibly slow too, usually at the bottom of everyone's charts, although not usually by so much as I observed.

Now I have an unhappy wife and an overpriced paperweight.

Buy *any* other SSD than this, you'll be happy with the choice.

Notes : yes I did a clean install windows, yes windows did have trim enabled and no this isn't my first rodeo.

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Eric S.
  • 12/28/2012 2:51:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot much of an improvement

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.

Other Thoughts: 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.

I tried reloading the intel storage drivers (vs MSAHCI), and now windows seems slightly happier (WEI went to 7.1) and the drive shuts down faster again.

Other suggestions: Toggling the write caching off then on (with reboots in between) also helps, while disabling LPM did not seem to make much difference and hurt my writes.

My last SSD experience was with Intel drives, so bad (lockups, refusal to boot 3 out of 4 times) that they went back to the store within 1 week (and I'll never buy one again).

This drive is better than that, but I find myself wondering why I bothered. The sales pitch for the V4 (instead of the m4) is that my computer won't go any faster than the drive will, but after living with it for just over a month, I wish I had purchased a faster drive, and I'm really mad that I cannot return this one.

The only advantage over my existing drive is that it's shockproof, while the disadvantage is that I will have to babysit it (leave laptop on for Garbage Collection, etc.) throughout it's limited life.

Don't know that I'll avoid the Crucial drives in the future, but I will sure never purchase the v4 series again.

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Stefan M.
  • 11/22/2012 5:05:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsvery slow

Pros: cheap

Cons: replaced a drive in my pc, now it takes 10 per click, performance is very bad. mega slow not worth the $. Don't buy this model

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Kevin B.
  • 11/10/2012 8:29:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsHorrible

Pros: Well it's a little faster than a regular HDD in some areas and it's cheap.

Cons: Random freezes, lags when transferring files, can't multitask very good.

Other Thoughts: I figured any SDD would be better than an HDD. Sure it booted a little faster, but after installing everything, I needed to transfer files from my old pc and that's when I realized how horrible it was. Couldn't do anything while it was transferring, it was pretty slow. I figured it was just because it was newish, but nope still horrible after almost a month. It can barely handle two browsers at the same time while playing music. Looked around online, people said install latest drivers. Did that, still nothing. Went to Crucials website and some other people were having the same problems. I've heard the m4 by Crucial is pretty good, but I'm just gonna go with a different brand since this is so bad and I don't wanna risk another bad SSD from Crucial.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • Randall M.
  • 10/18/2012 1:55:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Quiet, straightforward install.

Cons: Within a month the drive gets a large number of IO errors and bad blocks. Windows would fail to start (corrupt files, registry, etc.), and documents can't be copied (windows reports the files as having an IO error), so it's hard to recover even core documents.

3 Re-installs later, and no changes.

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • The D.
  • 10/10/2012 8:56:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggssuper slow

Pros: none

Cons: used this drive to replace 128GB OCZ SSD drive...this V4 was SLOW. Windows would take over 5 minutes to load...took over 30 minutes to install Peachtree...would time out doing Windows Update. Tried this drive in a different computer, same results...put 128GB drive back in, everything went super fast as it should. I am sure this drive is simply defective, and this is not indicitive of these models in general, but this one is a bust for me. Going back to NewEgg RMA...will try one other before I give up on it and switch back to OCZ

3 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

  • raphael c.
  • 9/17/2012 3:21:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA diiference you can see, hear and feel!

Pros: Great price (although I purchased 2 of them for 169.99 over a month ago...now at 159.99...but thats the whay the cookie crumbles) and great performance for anyone looking to upgrade early or late 2008 Macbook Pro's for more pep...wow what a diffference. Now I can hold out a bit more before spending 3K on a new Ret Disp MBP...lol. I upgraded my 17 inch MBP with 2 of these...swapped out the superdrive for an hdd caddy for a total of 512gb internal space). I highly recommend and at this price & performance you can't go wrong.

Cons: None. Wish the price would drop faster so I can upgrade another earlier Macbook I have. But patience is a virtue unless they all sell out!

Other Thoughts: Keep in mind that this is a great SSD for SATA II machines therefore the lower price which makes it the right choice for earlier manufactured computers particularly LAPTOPS. To Crucial's credit I must mention this is the largest SSD I've seen for its specs, hands on performance and price. Thanks to New Egg and Crucial. Oh and did I mention my laptop is much cooler & quiet now? Lots of positive changes when switching to the correct SSD.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you? Yes No

ICON Loading...
Are you an E-Blast Insider? Subscribe Newegg e-Blast
PayPal
Shop without retyping payment details. Secure shopping made faster.
Check out with PayPal.

Home
Home > 
PCs & Laptops > 
All Laptop Accessories > 
Internal SSDs > 
Crucial > 
Item#: 9SIA0AJ16J0726
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site. nassau