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1 out of 5 eggs This will only become a buyer's remorse. 01/01/2014

This review is from: Crucial M4 CT512M4SSD2 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros:

I picked this up at a time when it was listed at a fairer price of 78 cents per gigabyte. It technically offers everything an SSD is expected to offer*. *But see below.

Cons:

The longevity of this drive (512GB 070H firmware) is terrible. I was naive and wrote a positive review before I had enough time to learn how poorly the M4 performs.

My first M4 continually slowed down (full I/O usage according to task manager while I was doing nothing) causing my system to stutter. It eventually died after only a month of usage.

My second M4 replacement from RMA still is slow to respond and feels overall like a downgrade in performance from my old mechanical 7200 RPM drive. It's throughput is still good but I often find myself waiting on simple things like the Context Menu (mouse right click) or opening of folder contents. But this one hasn't died... yet.

Other Thoughts:

If you buy this, it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY that you keep regular backups of your data. These drives will die without warning. I regret ever buying an M4 and I'm completely appalled that Newegg thinks these are deserving of a price hike. If anything, they should be cheaper considering the above.

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  • Andrew K.
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