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This review is from: Crucial M4 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT128M4SSD2
Pros: comes with latest firmware 000F
windows 7 boots in 15 seconds
decent amount of space for os and few games and various programs
scores 7.8 in WEI (and it's a Sata 2 system)
never have to wait on my pc..it waits on me now!
Other Thoughts: with this ssd i get...CrystalDiskMark
Seq. read: 280.3 write: 194.2
512K read: 258.5 write: 193.6
4K read: 28.71 write: 88.68
QD32 read: 194.3 write: 172.3
Getting higher write speeds than specs. say and that's a good thing. Crucial did a great job with the firmware update, they ironed out previous issues perfectly. this runs games like arma 2 co with awesome performance (average 45fps). all around best investment as well as upgrade even with and older system like mine
Asus P5Q Pro Turbo
8gigs G Skill PI Series ddr2 1066 @ 1100mhz
Evga GTX 460 SSC @stock
Good discounts on this brand often this is my third ssd from crucial
Get it and enjoy!!
Pros: runs cool like the old gtx 460
not a very large card. can fit in many different cases. provided the buyer gets measurements of case to make sure it will fit
not loud at all in comparison to other cards i have owned even with demanding games like Arma 2
performance is fine depending on any other bottlenecks a owner may have in their system
overclocks as good as to be expected around 50mhz gain in msi afterburner or other oc software
Cons: i have a evga gtx 460 ssc+ that performs about the same in arma 2 as far as framerates go. this isn't really a con so to speak, because the pc is a socket 775. and considering arma 2 is a very taxing game on any system no matter how much is spent on it.
Other Thoughts: this is a mid priced to performance graphics card and is a great choice if your on a budget. if a person owns a higher end system than i do then this card isn't the one to get because you'll find yourself wanting more! honestly expected more performance out of this card, but not enough to warrant docking eggs over. Evga has a step-up program that can help achieve a higher end card for very taxing games, but lol 90 days wasn't long enough for me. just a word of advice from my experience if you have a higher end system but are strapped for cash but not willing to wait to get enough funds to acquire a faster card. you'll be wanting and/or needing faster. if you want faster use that step-up program before it expires to obtain better card. hope this helps yaREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CT064M4SSD2
Pros: after a few follies installing this on old motherboard Asus p5q pro turbo). I got it up and running and was surprised at the difference this makes compared to spin drives. Games like Arma 2 CO run very smooth even at low FPS....sometimes around 16fps with alot of AI. And all other apps run much much more quickly. My boot time is around 15 seconds with 39 processes running on startup.
Cons: none.... so far
Other Thoughts: Be fore warned your not going to get 500+MB/s on a sata 2 system.
I am getting 280 MB/s Read and 114 MB/s Write. The max for Sata 2 is around 300 MB/s. Avoid Benching alot because it really wears on ssd because of the writes it does while you run them. Crusial is the best at least in my opinion because it has proven to be so much more reliable than the other brands have. And that's a major contributing reason for purchasing this brand over some others even though there are some better deals as far as storage space goes. Weigh your options; Economic Eye Candy or Reliability. This is my second Crucial 64gb ssd and both run very well with no issues what so ever. Hope this helps you on making a choice and thanks for reading