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5 out of 5 eggs My Experience With Crucial 128GB SSD 01/25/2010

This review is from: Crucial CT128M225 2.5" 128GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros:

I purchased this drive to use in a new mini-ITX build. I installed it in a system running Windows 7, 64 bit, with a DFI motherboard (MI P55-T36), and using 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, along with other hardware.

The drive came with firmware 1819 pre-installed. Windows and the the rest of the system recognized the drive with no issues. The drive has been very fast from the start. For example, installing Windows 7 took about 10-12 minutes. My boot times are about 20 seconds, and my programs launch almost immediately.

Because I followd the comments on the Crucial users's forum, I updated the firmware 1819 that came with the drive. I installed the latest firmware 1918. This firmware is necessary to address a decrease in performance over time that some, but not all, users have reported experiencing.

I expeienced no such issues, but I installed it anyway, just to make sure I'm up-to-date with this problem. This Crucial SSD drive continues to perform properly.

Cons:

Pricey

Other Thoughts:

To install the latest firmware (1918), you need an IDE option in your computer's BIOS. Even if you do (have and enable IDE), some people have had trouble getting the firmware installed. If you get it installed, then user's opinions tend to vary between no noticable difference in performance, to much better, depending on how you were affected by the previous firmware.

If you had the previous 1819 firmware running with Trim, and had no performance problems, then installing 1918 won't make much difference.

If you had the older 1571 firmware installed, then you likely didn't have the performance problems, but neither did you have anything to stop the write speed degrading over time, so installing the 1918 firmware will give you Trim and GC (Garbage Collection) for the purpose of preventing degrading performance over time.

If you had the previous 1819 firmware installed, and were suffering from the performance bug, then installing 1918 will eliminate the problem. (Per Crucial)

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  • Frederick K.
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