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Crucial 2.5" 256GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT256M225

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  • 2.5"
  • 256GB
  • SATA II

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Crucial M225 series solid-state drive is a better alternative to a traditional hard drive in notebook PCs. No moving parts provide for a quieter, cooler, and more durable storage solution designed for the demands of mobility.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 5 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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  • Gary P.
  • 10/19/2015 10:58:58 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsRunning Great for 5yrs now

Pros: Very Fast for 2010 and still pretty snappy in 2015. Just pulled it from my old laptop and putting in another faster latop that had a 5400rpm HD in it. Bought it back to life

Cons: -Old out of date. Much faster options now but if you can get this allot cheaper then it will not disappoint.

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  • Bryan G.
  • 1/20/2012 10:12:28 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsGood for the price at the time

Pros: Ran well for almost two years. Decent performance, best price for capacity at the time.

Cons: Died at about two years.

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  • MYRON A.
  • 10/22/2010 1:56:54 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsCrucial Sucks

Pros: It's an SSD

Cons: Defective design, extremely high failure rate, Crucial screws customers.

Other Thoughts: Mine failed on the last day of warranty (30 days - refurb). All Crucial will do for me is send me out another (probably defective) M225 refurb which will have -0- days warranty. Crucial screws their customers, I will never buy Crucial again. I hope somebody starts a class action lawsuit against these crooks.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/2/2010 2:17:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDead after a year

Pros: Fast, like all ssd's

Cons: As noted, dead after a year, this may be the norm for SSD's but after reading other reviews, I will live by the backup

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  • Kaushal C.
  • 9/22/2010 1:00:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice SSD

Pros: Nice average SSD. It was on sale and was cheapest 256Gb drive when I got it. Win7 rating of 7.3, HD Tune avg read speed of 215-225MB/S. Win7 load time aprox 15-20 mins. Boot time is about 35-40 seconds avg. from pwr up on evga classified 3x, with both j-micron controllers loading drives. Came with latest firmware pre-loaded.

Cons: Kinda wish it came with mounting screws or velcro considering the price.

Other Thoughts: It is on par with what an ssd should do, improved boot time and performance considerably from 2x seagate 500gb raid0 setup. All Apps and games load and run much faster. I personally haven't been able to tell the difference in speeds between this and the corsair 256GB that a friend has, other than slightly different benchmarks.

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  • Andrew M.
  • 7/13/2010 9:14:07 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet

Pros: Speedy, great price, low heat.

Cons: Not quite as fast as claimed in real use but still amazing.

Other Thoughts: Had to RMA the first one I got, but the replacement came fast and has been working ever since.

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  • Christian C.
  • 4/26/2010 9:20:45 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsYes Fast but not worth the Headache

Pros: Yes they are fast. Even faster with Encryption slowing them down a bit.

Cons: DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! Headache! We orginally ordered 7 drives for our developer laptops. They worked great for about 2 months. Then we had two completely die. RMA'd and updated frimware. Made sure we were using the trim util. Then three others died. Two we were able to reformat but then a couple of months later DEAD!. RMA'd those. We just had three more fail this week (two of those were RMA returns). So Seven out of ten have DIED!

Other Thoughts: We've used these with both XP and Window 7 and they have failed on both OS's. Failed using PGP Encryption and Bit Blocker with Windows 7 -- Failed. All firmware was latest version and continued to use the Trim Util. It may be Encryption software, but then again we've used two different ones. About the only advice I get from Crucial is "Hmm, don't know, we can RMA again!"

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5 out of 5 eggsSSD TRIM

Pros: Fast. I use it with my Tradestation and Ninjatrader PC to trade futures

Cons: Remember that SSDs need periodic ATA TRIM utility run on them. Crucial has a Trim utility. Download it and run it once a week. Also run the latest firmware updates on the SSD firmware as soon as you buy a new drive.

Other Thoughts: SSDs life-cycle is measured in "endurance" not in MTBF [mean time before failure]. The industry has yet to agree on a measure for endurance; therefore DO NOT run a Defrag program on an SSD drive, use the TRIM util to keep it "fresh".
If you plan on using several SSDs to RAID5 them into a server-- dont. Better that you buy a Supertalent PCIe RAID Drive SSD array, where the internal-card controller has auto-TRIM Util built-in. If you use a standard RAID controller, you must individually TRIM each SSD offline, and that is a pain.

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  • James M.
  • 3/15/2010 8:35:35 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsgreat for few days

Pros: wicked fast
easy to install

Cons: failed by corrupting files, then would freeze my sata controller at boot cause it would respond til power cycled a few times.

Other con is the amount of time it takes to do an RMA with newegg.. I'll update this review once I get the new unit...

Other Thoughts: Had to upgrade the flash in the drive but it was pretty seemless.

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  • William G.
  • 2/22/2010 7:28:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat...while it lasted

Pros: Fast, cool, quiet

Cons: The pro's don't out weight the cons when you buy an SSD expecting to get a few years of life from it anyway. Purchased it in Sept of 09 and it died Jan of '10. Not to terribly impressed with "The Memory Experts".

Other Thoughts: Word of advice to those thinking of using ANY SSD for any brand, make sure you are backing up your data continually. SSDs are still relatively new and things like this can happen. I'm not giving up on using SSDs, just going to be smarter about how I use them.

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