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Crucial V4 2.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Worst performance after 1 year 08/23/2015

This review is from: Crucial V4 2.5" 256GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSD Only CT256V4SSD2

Pros: Cheap

Cons: After 1 year of regular usage, performance dropped to unbearable.
Taking 10 minutes to login and 3 minutes to launch a browser. Seq. Write: 40MBs Seq. Read: 190MBs, Random Read: 16MBs, Random Write: 0.7MBs. It became unusable! Have 6 of them for an Engineering department 5/6 had the same problem.

Other Thoughts: On my DO NOT buy list. Same problems are reported all over the internet.

Seagate Barracuda LP ST32000542AS 2TB 5900 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Not reliable at all. Flaky.

Other Thoughts: Bought two of them and both of them fail within first 6 month of light usages such as backup and external device. RMA both. Cannot believe Seagate was producing such worthless product. It really made me start to wondering Seagate's quality controls after ~15 years of good brand name.

Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K3000 HDS723020BLA642 (0f12115) 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good price and good specs. RMA process relatively simple.

Cons: Dead after less than 6 months put into service with light regular backup usages.

Other Thoughts: My first experience with Hitachi drive and it was not good. I will stay away from it.


John W.'s Profile

Display Name: John W.

Date Joined: 10/28/03

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 08/14/08
  • Last Review: 08/23/15
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