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Crucial m4 128GB 2.5-Inch (9.5mm) SATA 6Gb-s Solid State Drive CT128M4SSD2 by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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Crucial m4 128GB 2.5-Inch (9.5mm) SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive CT128M4SSD2
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 2295 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.4
Returned or considering to return: 4.4%

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Individual Feature Rating
Setting5.0   above average
Price4.5   average
Reliable4.5   average
Reliability4.3   average
Speed4.3   average
Cost4.2   average
Shipping4.2   average
Quality4.1   below average
Raid4.1   above average
Installation4.0   average
Packaging4.0   average
Boot3.9   average
Sleeping3.8   average
Windows3.8   above average
Screw3.6   average
Silent3.6   below average
Write3.6   average
Adapter3.5   average
Capacity3.5   below average
Battery3.4   below average
Expensive3.2   below average
Read3.2   average
Port2.9   below average
Warranty2.9   average
Partition2.8   average
Power2.8   below average
Cable2.7   below average
Controller2.6   average
Firmware2.3   average
Case1.9   mediocre
Sector0.0   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Adapter

Adapter:
"After having the exact same issue with the second drive, I figured out that my SATA to USB adapter was the problem."
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"It may not be compatible with all USB-SATA adapters."
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"This drive is faster then my OCZ Vertex 2, both computers running SATA II (although this drive will preform at SATA III speeds if you have the hardware the supports it) The only downside is this drive DOES NOT COME WITH A 3.5 BAY ADAPTER so if you are installing it in a desktop, you will need to buy one for figure something out."
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"I was scared at first when my external drive adapter would not power up the SSD drive for some reason."
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"As far as the whole package, an included 3.5 adapter for a desktop PC would be nice, but that should just be mentally added to the price when you buy it (in comparison to other SSDs)."
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"INSTALLS EASY WITH NO ADAPTERS NECESSARY."
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"works great for editing videos on thunderbolt adapter(Retina MacBook Pro connected to seagate thunderbolt adapter)yes, I would recommend this product."
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"You will need some tools to do this, I have them, if you don't, get this kit here on Amazon NewerTech 11 Piece Computer ToolKitTransferring all of my info to the new Crucial, I used the NewerTech USB 3.0 Universal Drive Adapter I used this vs other methods, it was an easy and cheap solution for cloning my old hard drive onto the new Crucial."
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Battery

Battery:
"Amazing SSD, works flawlessly although I experienced problems where my Mac battery drains faster than normal but I cannot proof that this product is causing the problem."
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"My mac will no longer sleep without draining the battery and the overall battery life is horrible."
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"I had filled about 105 GB of it and it was running slow, killing the battery, and seemed like it would only be a matter of time before it failed."
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"The only drawback is reduced battery life when both drives are active-I unmount the HDD when I need extended runtimes."
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"The downside, of course, is that if the battery should die while it is asleep and not plugged in, I will have lost that session but I never let the battery die anyway; and even if I were to want to do that I could change it back with a simple terminal command."
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"It was rolling along, working beautifully, made the system faster, battery lasted longer, then without warning, crash - lost everything!"
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"I know you may be asking what the heck I am doing with a netbook, but it is extremely portable with a long battery life--great on trips and now I don't have to watch my fingernails grow while it is booting up! "
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"TL:DR; fast, good battery, less slowdowns."
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"I just wish the battery were as good as the claims."
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"I am currently employed working as Desktop Support for a medium sized company (1500 - 2000 users) so I used my own laptop as proof of concept to show that we could get increases in battery life as well as longevity in laptops with a simple SSD change out."
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Boot

Boot:
"Even if you attempt to boot from USB stick and successfully create a bootable USB drive with the firmware, your Macbook Pro will likely give you a No Bootable Device notice in a later step."
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"I was just a bit disappointed that there wasn't much of an increase in boot times of my programs."
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"Since this, i've looked into the issue with the 64Gb version and learned that you should update the firmware to resolve the problem, which after a couple of attempts and reverting to creating the boot CD flash update, the 64Gb drive is working once again, and i may point out flawlessly."
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"I get the error message please insert proper boot device and then reboot."
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"The directions from the website don't seem to match the upgrade software, so it was a bit confusing, and if you have another boot drive, it can get confused when it reboots and finds another boot drive."
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"Very nice, quite and boots like lightning!"
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"Quick boot time and I love how fast it is for everyday processes."
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"Works well, I use it as a boot drive with storage on another drive(s)."
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"Quick boot up is very nice! "
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"If after that it STILL won't boot up properly, well, you're probably going to have to call Crucial and pay to ship it to them."
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Cable

Cable:
"Revised:I thought the HDD crashed but realized that it was my mac HDD cable that was broken than this SSD."
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"I wrote a review before on how my drive failed, but it was actually the SATA cable in my MacBook that failed."
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"I had to remove the cable while trying to install it in my desktop and that's when I realized that the plastic piece that supports the Sata connector on the drive broke off inside the cable."
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"I wish I could write a full review with performance details and such... unfortunately I could not get that far as the connector on the drive (made of plastic) failed and broke-off inside the cable i hooked it up to!"
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"When I received the SSD, I found out that the mounting harware is missing, as well as the cable and transfer disc."
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"Switched cables and the problem was resolved."
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"I recommend getting the version with data transfer kit (Crucial m4 512GB 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb s with Data Transfer Kit CT512M4SSD2CCA) if you want to migrate an existing drive - costs a few extra bucks but the software and cable make doing this much easier."
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"Though it wasn't a problem for me as I have plenty of spare cables."
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"If you are not familiar with transfering your operating system to another drive there is a quick and easy way involving a transfer cable."
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"However, it is a very short cable so hopefully it will hold the current well without melting."
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"because my SATA3 cable inside the laptop was pretty delicate and minute."
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Capacity

Capacity:
"I like the extra capacity over other drives but unfortunately, it was not as compatible with my system as I wished."
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"I got these on sale with Tax return money and only regret that I didn't wait for larger capacities to go down in price."
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"If you are worried about the lack of capacity over a HDD, then grab a HDD to go along with it."
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"Of course the price is still a little steep and the capacity is not the best but the price is offset by making even an older computer much, much faster."
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"Doesn't have a terribly large capacity, but it's more than enough to put a bloated windows 7 8 on and still have room enough for a few big title games."
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"It is a great drive, high speed, low cost, and good capacity."
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"Mass storage such as high capacity conventional external hard drives are able to hold, store and back up my larger data storage needs, such as digital photos and scanned 35mm negatives."
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"A great drive, with very good speed rates and great capacity too."
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"Altough by now it's getting old, it's plenty fast, reliable (have 2 units, one on my desktop, another on a notebook, for more than a year and no problems so far) and had a very good value for capacity performance."
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Case

Case:
"cases CheckDisk will report that it has found weak sectors, safely moved the data, and marked the sectors as unusable -- before the sector actually fails and the data is lost."
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"Well, here's one case of the drive failing in the wild."
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"I had purchased more than 100 Crucial M4 SSDs for work use and the failure rate is roughly 5%, or a little bit more, in my case."
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"It's a good idea to backup you operating system or have a mirror image of the drive in case things don't go well, which for me the did not!"
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"Having read about other drives failing, I didn't want to go through the whole backup restore process in case of failure."
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"I hope this is not something that needs to be done regularly, like every six months, because my case is not easy to get into."
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"Perfect fit into my case."
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"Well, here's one case of the drive failing in the wild."
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"This could've been a fluke for me but I do recommend cloning your drive at least once a month or more in case something does happen."
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"I have mine mounted in a well ventilated case, with USP surge protected power supply."
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"I simply duct-taped mine into my case, and it works great, but if you want something nicer, be sure to by a full-size HDD enclosure for this SSD so that you can slide it into your case properly."
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Controller

Controller:
"I am assuming some component like capacitor or controller chip or power supply failed, erasing all signs of SSD's existence."
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"i ran into a bit of a problem due to the Controller was in RAID mode, so the optical drive had trouble loading the migration cd for some reason."
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"I found the controller to be very unreliable and the drive has failed twice."
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"Installation issues, driver issues, blue screens of death, and the majority of customer complaints appear to come from the controller, firmware, and software drivers which are often rushed to the market without sufficient testing."
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"If you need an SSD that gives consistent results for all types of files - compressed and incompressible - the m4 line with its Marvell controller is hard to beat."
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"It's been perfectly stable, and quite fast (I haven't been able to run it on Sata3, my motherboard has a crappy Sata3 controller that refuses to work with any SSD) for a standard sata connection."
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"I wasnt able to reach the max performance of these drives because I was limited by my raid controller speeds, but I'm happy with it."
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"Alas, they did not even upgrade the firmware to be compatible with Imac's fan controller."
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"Samsung has a great SSD Memory Controller and provides excellent SSDs that have a great reputation for reliability."
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"It is fast, competitively priced, and has the superior Marvel controller in it."
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Cost

Cost:
"This item costs me dear money and this item turns out to be a junk."
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"You think they would be incredibly fast and reliable for the money they cost but you would be wrong like I am."
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"The only downside is that the model I bought, for cost reasons, was only 64 GB."
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"But this problem cost me hundreds of dollars in software and tens of hours of my time."
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"This drive is an excellent laptop upgrade - the only downside is the cost."
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"I thinnk it is the best value you can get when you compare cost, speed and reliability."
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"In my opinion, a SSD is the single most cost effective upgrade one can make to a laptop."
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"Although I am in Brazil, I sent the drive and they replaced without any cost, Thanks to the good after service from Crucial."
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"You think they would be incredibly fast and reliable for the money they cost but you would be wrong like I am."
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"I wish I'd gotten a bigger boost in performance for my laptop, but that's not the SSD's fault and shouldn't cost it a star."
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Expensive

Expensive:
"These recommendations appear to come from early time of SSD when drives were not reliable, very expensive, and could not handle significant data loads."
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"Unfortunately, they sent out a more expensive replacement ($456) and only credited back a portion of that ($232), leaving me with an unwanted larger drive and $224 out of pocket."
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"I also bought a hard drive enclosure for the transfer, but I wouldn't recommend it since it is more expensive than others (I bought it for the firewire, which I didn't realize was the old firewire plug)While I'm very pleased with the product, I do want to caution others about buying this SSD so quickly on Amazon."
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"The drive is definitely not cheap (freaking expensive), but if you need the speed you wont regret it."
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"It is remarkable that evidently Crucial and more expensive Intel SSD drives use the same flash."
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"Enter the Crucial M4 SSD... one of the least expensive, yet best performing of the current generation SATA3 6Gbps drives."
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"I bought a 2TB drive, moved the bigger files over and then was able to utilize a smaller and less expensive size of SSD drive on what counts, the operating system and program files."
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"Crucial drive may work fine in other machines but not my MBP running Lion.830 was more expensive but it worked first time, easily worth the $50.00 price difference."
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"Enter the Crucial M4 SSD... one of the least expensive, yet best performing of the current generation SATA3 6Gbps drives."
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Firmware

Firmware:
"Good product for the price if you don't mind upgrading your firmware manually which could be a little bit of hassle."
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"So if you are a Mac user like me (Mid 2010 15inch MacBook Pro) who removed optical drive for the SSD, you are running into hassle upgrading the firmware."
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"After MULTIPLE trial and error, I managed to install the firmware."
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"You must burn your own bootable CD from an ISO file and launch the firmware update with multiple caveats!"
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"Apparently I missed a firmware update, and my hard drive bricked itself."
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"Since this, i've looked into the issue with the 64Gb version and learned that you should update the firmware to resolve the problem, which after a couple of attempts and reverting to creating the boot CD flash update, the 64Gb drive is working once again, and i may point out flawlessly."
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"This is due to a firmware issue and could be easily solved by firmware upgrade."
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"There have been over seven firmware iterations since it's release and the least the could do is insure the latest and greatest firmware is applied during its assembly process."
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"I've had no problems with this and it arrived with the firmware up to date, solving the only concern most people had with this drive."
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"I pretty much used it only for the OS, and I immediately updated the firmware after I purchased it."
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Installation

Installation:
"Installation wasn't that hard, but it is a good idea to look online for an example."
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"Only major complaint are the installation directions, which require the customer to go to a designated website (provided on the box of the SSD) and seek directions there."
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"Nothing was wrong with the installation, it just died after a day."
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"Installation was the only tough part (though that fault falls on Apples part)."
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"The only problem is that 64GB (which is really 59.5GB) is pretty small for a Windows installation."
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"I did try to repair the Windows installation, but it appeared that nothing could be written to the drive, so that failed."
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"Great drive, easy installation of Windows 7 Home Premium."
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"Installation was simple , no problems at the moment 08 29 13"
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"Had some trouble with the installation tho but very good ssd."
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"After installing this hard drive in a laptop, it worked great for a couple of months, and now it can' be read by any computer."
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"exe -h off [make sure you are an Administrator]4) Clear out your installation files."
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Packaging

Packaging:
"If any accessories or packaging are missing, we are unable to issue a credit or send a replacement and the product(s) will be returned to the customer at his her expense."
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"This Crucial does not have a good software package like the Intel did."
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"The drive package(aesthetics) seems dated compared to other top-tier brands I use and could benefit from a refresh."
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"I hate when packaging is unnecessarily 10 times bigger than the actual product."
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"I found this ssd by accident but extremely pleads with the performance of the 256 and the price used in great shape with the original packaging"
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"Good product, good packaging, amazon is great as usual - got the package a day ahead of expected delivery."
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"As far as the whole package, an included 3.5 adapter for a desktop PC would be nice, but that should just be mentally added to the price when you buy it (in comparison to other SSDs)."
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"Easy to install, good packaging."
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Partition

Partition:
"I tried to format partition the disk but there is an error."
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"It was behaving really weirdly when I tried to reformat and partition it on my macbook (it kept failing to delete partitions), so I took it out of my macbook and put it on SATA on my PC."
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"Well, it failed when I tried to partition the drive."
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"Of note, after upgrading to 10.8.1 I was unable to access my Recovery Partition; holding alt option and R at the same time would automatically jump to internet recovery mode."
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"What I like about Carbon Copy Clonder is that it also allows you to clone the Lion Recovery Partition which is hidden on the Mac's HDD."
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"Acronis adjusted the partitions so everything fitted perfectly, including the recovery partition which are critical on these drives considering there is no optical drive."
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"Well, it failed when I tried to partition the drive."
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"It was an easy swap out, the restore from Time machine was easier than I thought and using winclone I was able to restore my bootcamp partition."
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"I formatted the drive before installing XP to ensure the partition would be aligned properly and it has been running great from the beginning."
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Port

Port:
"It has to be the first bootable device on your sata port, it does not play well with other SATA IDE devices, firmware is buggy."
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"I try to install on a Macbook Pro 13 2011 (late).The problem only occurs when I put it on the SATA port (replace HDD)."
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"I don't like the new Macbook Pro Retina, it's missing to many ports and no DVD drive."
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"(will edit this when if I do)Conclusion:This could be a problem with the chipset or it could just be a faulty sata port on the motherboard."
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"I was using it on an Intel DG41RQ motherboard with 3Gb s SATA ports, and then the motherboard failed so I got a new AsRock Z68 Pro3 Gen3 (6Gb s) and with both I get the same issues."
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"This drive is kind of overkill for my SATA 1 ports on this macbook, but everything is backward compatible."
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"It plugged right into the SATA port and worked perfectly the first time."
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"IF I use it in your USB port it works perfectly."
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"I've used a Barracuda 1.5 TB 7200 RPM, which is good but as soon I installed this Crucial 128 GB m4 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SATA 6Gb s CT128M4SSD2, improved my gaming experience, I used to play BF3 in medium settings having some low FPS, now the Crucial 128GB SSD allows me to play it in high quality with nice FPS even when it is connected to a SATA II port, boot so fast, in about 25 seconds i can windows loaded + winamp, messenger, chrome."
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"Even though I'm not getting the maximum bandwidth from my add-in SATA3 board that some are getting from their built-in SATA3 ports, the performance boost is amazing!"
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Power

Power:
"I am assuming some component like capacitor or controller chip or power supply failed, erasing all signs of SSD's existence."
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"I went to the support forums and it seems to be a pretty common problem and there were a number of fixes suggested that involved power cycling the drive."
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"Sometimes the power will go out, it is not a reliable drive."
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"This unit normally disapears after some power failure and you have to have physical access to the disk and proceed with a reset that takes 40 minutes."
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"Now I have a iMac Late 2009 i5 with a damaged superdrive (it's normal) With this problem in mind I decided to give some power with a SSD from Crucial that is well rated."
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"Today I am requesting an RMA as the power cycle attempts were unable to revive this drive."
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"After nearly 13,000 hours of use and 675 power on's (according to SSDlife), my laptop's M4 has been fantastic since late 2011."
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"Great drive saves a lot on Laptop power and is fast."
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"Good on power."
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"Now I have a iMac Late 2009 i5 with a damaged superdrive (it's normal) With this problem in mind I decided to give some power with a SSD from Crucial that is well rated."
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"Bottom line up front:Pros:great priceThe disks work greatLow power consumption300 -400% Read write speed increaseLight weightCons (based on my setup):Cant take full advantage of R W speedsCant do Sleep Hibernate modes - BSoDI bought 2 of them to upgrade my 2009 Alienware M17x R1, Nvidia chipset, rNvidia raid controller raid 0, 2x 1GB 260Ms, Win 7 Ult."
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Price

Price:
"That said, the tradeoff of lower price versus Samsung's performance I now regret."
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"- Good price at time of purchase- Solid ( but not spectacular ) performance- Reliable ( thus far )"
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"This item costs me dear money and this item turns out to be a junk."
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"Fast and safe, no issues, no firmware problems, great choice for the price."
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"I don't need another PNY (Junk) so that's why this is the best SSD considering the price."
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"You think they would be incredibly fast and reliable for the money they cost but you would be wrong like I am."
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"Even if you have, the price was right and the drive has been very reliable for me."
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"Meanwhile, spinning HDs have gone bad in my other laptops... Well worth the price."
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"Easy install and a great price."
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"best hardware upgrade for the money."
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"Good product for the price if you don't mind upgrading your firmware manually which could be a little bit of hassle."
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Quality

Quality:
"costantly failing and having to reinstall windows was this drives downfall, quality control failed on this drive."
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"Hope Crucial fixes this problems and improve quality control before shipping to distributos to avoid bad moments."
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"I found that the documentation and utilities were not as good as the high quality ones provided by Intel for their SSDs."
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"This is ridiculous, do yourself a favor and purchase a better quality SSD."
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"Crucial needs to take a look at this error in the future and assure this kind of quality misstep doesn't happen again."
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"Obviously this size (64gb) is under par now, but the quality was good enough that I'll be looking at a Crucial SSD first for my next purchase."
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"Crucial I've come to find, is a great brand that makes quality products you can count on."
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"Good speed, poor quality."
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"They are high quality and work very well."
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"Best value ssd in the market and great quality."
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Raid

Raid:
"i ran into a bit of a problem due to the Controller was in RAID mode, so the optical drive had trouble loading the migration cd for some reason."
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"Programs open and close lightning fast please do your self a favor and buy one of these i promise you wont be disappointed.....Now its time for me to buy another and set up a Raid0 :)"
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"The next response apologized for the inconvenience after I lamented that having a firmware update utility that couldn't update drives while in a RAID was a FAIL but didn't offer any additional information."
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"Buy two and raid them zero...You will be pleased you did."
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"afterwards, i was able to unplug everything, change the BIOS from RAID to AHCI and book up the newly migrated SSD."
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"Only thing I can recommend is to buy a second one and set them up in a RAID0 striped configuration!"
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"I wasnt able to reach the max performance of these drives because I was limited by my raid controller speeds, but I'm happy with it."
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"I bought two of these to create a RAID 0 on my macbook pro and they work great!"
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"My system:Intel Z75 chipset16GB 1600MHz RAMIntel i-3770 CPUCrucial M4 256GB SSD x 2 RAID 0 using Intel RST latest as of 13 Jan 2013GTX 660 1.5GB GPUMake sure both SSD are connected to SATA 0 and 1 for 6Gbps transfer rate each.1) Go to bios change setting to RAID and shut down.2) Connect both ssd to sata 0 and 1 port, existing 2TB HDD to sata 3.3) Boot up using 2TB HDD to windows 8 and install intel RST, raid the two ssd to raid 0, 128KB stripe (other stripes are space efficient but lower performance, tested many times)4) Use Macrium Reflect free edition to clone windows 8 into the raid 0 volume."
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Read

Read:
"Very fast reads but the drive failed within a year."
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"As magnetic sectors grow weaker over time the file system requires multiple attempts to successfully read the data."
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"Unless you count not being able to read load screens because they go by so fast an issue."
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"The problem with this drive is when I got it and updated the firmware as I have read the most likely the the root of all problems."
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"Having read about other drives failing, I didn't want to go through the whole backup restore process in case of failure."
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"I'm guessing, based on the complaints I've read that there may be more problem they're not owning up to."
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"This is fine and I did see it buried in the novel they sent me but I feel the information should be a little easier to read to avoid minor issues like this in the future."
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"However, I have heard that crucial uses a read write method that is a bit slower but more reliable than what Kingston uses."
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"After installing this hard drive in a laptop, it worked great for a couple of months, and now it can' be read by any computer."
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"I am not super technical but confident enough I could read and do the cloning however the drive doesn't continuously work so I'm not sure where the fault lies."
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"Soild hard drive has a amazing read and write speed, it only takes 10 s to start mt os (win7 x64 ultimate)."
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Reliability

Reliability:
"This was an amazing upgrade in speed at the time and I have no complaints about the reliability."
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"The drive does perform well on data transfer speeds but its possible reliability issue many, and I, have suffered makes it unacceptable."
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"I'm worried about the ssd's reliability, but it's working pretty good until now and I hope it keep going this way for 2 or 3 years."
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"OCZ and Kingston's drives are wicked fast however they have high failure rates and with that increased speed, you loose reliability."
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"Hopefully, I wont have any reliability problems."
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"I am very pleased with its performance and reliability."
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"Good speed, but reliability leaves something to be desired."
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"It seemed well priced and had no reliability black marks against it."
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"Pro:great performance and reliability ratio."
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"not the fastest on the block, but is proven to be one of the best in reliability rating (knock on wood).if you purchase the transfer kit, it really does work very well."
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Reliable

Reliable:
"- Good price at time of purchase- Solid ( but not spectacular ) performance- Reliable ( thus far )"
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"You think they would be incredibly fast and reliable for the money they cost but you would be wrong like I am."
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"OCZ hasn't had the great reputation for reliable SSDs, but since they acquired Indilinx and stopped using the SandForce controller they have gained a lot of the SSD market back and have far more reliable SSDs."
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"If you are looking for the cheapest SSD, OCZ drives are cheaper (Beware, OCZ drives are not very reliable)."
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"i bought this SSD drive along time ago, it is still working very well, it is fast and reliable."
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"Crucial is good and has been reliable with the two I've bought."
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"Very nice and reliable."
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"Reliable, easy to install and runs cool."
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"He works for some large companies, and only uses things he knows to be reliable and efficient."
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Screw

Screw:
"There are videos online showing where the hidden screws are to remove the optical drive."
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"It's still pretty bad that reasonably sized screws are not compatible, especially when none are included."
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"It took me all of 20 minutes (and only because those tiny little screws are so darn hard to hold and get into place) to swap out my original hard drive, remove the optical and swap it with the factory hard drive and be back up and running."
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"It was easy to install and mount (though the lack of screws with the drive was a little disappointing)."
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"Very easy to do with just the few turns of a screw and huge performance improvements."
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"I was able to quickly install the SSD by taking out a few screws."
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"I did it for my Macbook Pro and after unscrewing all of the little screws which were a pain everything else was really easy."
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"Once I received everything removing the laptop battery and then the bottom panel was very easy (just a few screws in the bottom panel) and the SSD slid right in."
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"Bonus points for making my laptop whisper quiet (no drive noise and the fan runs less often because the laptop runs much cooler).Installation was very easy, being nothing more than removing 3 screws to get the old drive out and screwing them back in to install the new drive."
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Sector

Sector:
"If the report indicates multiple weak or failed sectors I replace the drive immediately."
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"PUNCH LINE: I suspect that solid-state sectors probably go from healthy to failed over a far shorter period -- certainly less than 6 months."
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"The DOS Windows utility, CheckDisk will scan for sectors which are becoming weak or have failed."
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"cases CheckDisk will report that it has found weak sectors, safely moved the data, and marked the sectors as unusable -- before the sector actually fails and the data is lost."
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Service

Service:
"Speed wise it made my late 2008 MacBook Pro15 survive two more years, taking it all the to 7 years of service until it had a faulty SMC and made it history."
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"The vendor refunded me fully and i shipped back the item with virtually no hassle, now that is great customer service."
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"After researching the many SSD's out there I settled on Crucial, they seem to have the least number of complaints and best service."
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"Point two: When an old platter drive fails, often the data is recoverable by a specialty service."
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"Thanks to Crucial's top notch customer service they confirmed that they did have a problem in May but the newer firmware that comes on the ssd has fixed it."
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"So far the damage is about a day and half of dealing with customer service and installing software on a replacement disk plus the cost of the replacement disk itself."
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"The vendor refunded me fully and i shipped back the item with virtually no hassle, now that is great customer service."
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"Avoid products from Crucial, go for something more reliable, even the guy from crucial customer service (Ryan_H) said this product is very sensitive."
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"Crucial is very good with their tech support and replacement service, I have prev used it on memory and the 128GB SSD."
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"Although I am in Brazil, I sent the drive and they replaced without any cost, Thanks to the good after service from Crucial."
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"I recomment this SSD drive and the exceptional after service from Crucial."
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Setting

Setting:
"Install was easy, but to get the most out of it I would recommend doing some research first into setting up your User Directory to be located on an HDD."
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"I than loaded a genuine version of Windows 8, and was off to the races :)Note that when I loaded windows on this drive I made sure the power settings and configuration setup was as it should be for recommended SSD setup."
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"The machine is a Linux box, and I made sure that I applied all pertinent settings configurations recommended by Crucial and others for this particular install."
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"You may need to go to System Preferences; click Security & Privacy; and choose ANYWHERE under Allow applications downloaded from: You may need to unlock your settings with the Administrator's Password before being able to make this change."
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"This was a record setting pace and I was really enjoying this new upgrade."
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Shipping

Shipping:
"Hope Crucial fixes this problems and improve quality control before shipping to distributos to avoid bad moments."
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"Pros:Great paper weightYou get to practice shipping thingsWould be good for schools to use in a Disk Error labCons:Doesn't work reliablyAdditional shipping feesSupport team is unknowledgeable"
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"Great hard drive, great price, fast shipping..."
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"Appreciated the quick shipping."
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"Kudos as well to Amazon for shipping so quickly!"
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"Srsly...this was a HUMONGOUS improvement in speed and performance, couldn't be happier, and Amazon has a great price with Prime shipping."
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"Very happy with the price, fast shipping from Amazon as always."
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Silent

Silent:
"Replaced a WD 10K RPM drive, much faster, far cooler and dead silent!"
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"Now, the computer is dead silent unless I'm doing something intensive where the cpu fan kicks in."
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"Amazing boot and load times, lightning fast operation, dead silent (of course) and cool."
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"Silent and instantaneous performance."
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"So my laptop is completely silent, which is pretty cool."
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"SSD is fantastic, as it's fast, silent, more stable and uses less energy."
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"The drive is silent and works beautifully."
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"The drive is lightening fast, silent, and at about $200.00, it is a great value received for dollar spent."
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Sleeping

Sleeping:
"I also used to have an occasional problem with the computer refusing to wake after sleep, forcing me to perform a hard reboot."
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")I was told by a friend that using sleep mode with an SSD is not recommended."
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"Here are my issues and see if you would mind these items:- Inconsistency on waking from sleep to the point I have to turn off computer (appears hibernate might be the issue)."
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"I've also started from Sleep mode with no problem.8."
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"Great start up speed when powering up and from sleep mode."
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"Bottom line up front:Pros:great priceThe disks work greatLow power consumption300 -400% Read write speed increaseLight weightCons (based on my setup):Cant take full advantage of R W speedsCant do Sleep Hibernate modes - BSoDI bought 2 of them to upgrade my 2009 Alienware M17x R1, Nvidia chipset, rNvidia raid controller raid 0, 2x 1GB 260Ms, Win 7 Ult."
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"Great for waking from sleep mode, just a few seconds."
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"Pretty much instant on from sleep and very little icon bouncing from the moment you click on an application it opens almost instantly."
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"The computer seems to be running more efficiently as the internal drive can go to sleep more often."
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Speed

Speed:
"Very fast reads but the drive failed within a year."
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"That said, the tradeoff of lower price versus Samsung's performance I now regret."
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"Has been working fine for me for a year now 0 problems and its nice and fast"
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"- Good price at time of purchase- Solid ( but not spectacular ) performance- Reliable ( thus far )"
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"It was very fast, unfortunately, after 2 years it died, all datas are lost."
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"Haven't noticed a speed degrade half life to it."
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"Perfect, Fast, not a single glitch ever."
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"Performance was more than adequate during its two year run."
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"Love the performance."
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"5 Star, Reliable and super fast solid state drive."
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"Best solid state drive on the market,Very fast transfer speeds!"
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Warranty

Warranty:
"I purchased this as a dedicted OS drive, everything worked fine until about a month and a half ago, right around the 2 year mark (the warranty for this is 3 years), then it suddenly stopped, the error was MBR Error."
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"Our only immediate warranty option we can offer an in-store credit in the amount of $16.Crucial has offered me $16 of in-store credit, which will probably be about $10 after I pay to ship their broken product back, still under warranty."
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"Product is 18 months old and under 36 months warranty but manufacturer is reluctant to replace faulty product."
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"There are many reviews on the web of other users whose drive has bricked after 5100hrs of use, some have had the drive 3 -4 times exchanged under the 3 year warranty, just to have the drive go dead every time after the 5k hrs of use mark."
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"Save yourself the hassle, just get a Western Digital platter based drive, their warranty process is exemplary and their fail rate is less (in my case."
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"If you ask me, this faulty firmware was designed to fail just past the one year warranty, forcing you to buy a new one."
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"How could the warranty (3 years) be timed so perfectly as to not be covered?"
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"Crucial says they have a 3-year warranty, but good luck getting them to honor it."
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"They did eventually send me a new one since it was still within warranty, but it would have been great if it would have functioned from the start and I didn't have to go a month without a hard drive."
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"So far I have rma'ed this drive 3 times and am on my 4th ssd from them..That sucks if you ask me..One plus is the warranty is good, if that's what you like...Not me :(And yes I always flash the SSD drive always to the most recent flash available..still it dies within 4 months...Get the picture? "
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"Do not buy this hard drive, and if you do, I hope you have a good warranty on your computer and that you backup everything."
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Windows

Windows:
"However, Windows was restarting today and now the drive is completely dead."
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"costantly failing and having to reinstall windows was this drives downfall, quality control failed on this drive."
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"Cons:the firmware update software doesn't work well inside windows."
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"I purchased a solid state drive in order to get rid of all of my windows errors and viruses."
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"Windows fails to recognize drive."
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"I had one problem on my Windows 7 machine."
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"I tried all the troubleshooting and had an image of the drive saved about a year prior, which I was able to get the drive to detect and re-image windows."
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"The speed is great and prefect for booting Windows 7."
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"luckily the migration software was able to function just as it should in the Windows OS and migrated all my data over to the SSD."
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"I love my SSD; it boots Windows in a matter of about twenty seconds and accesses data like a crazed cheetah."
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"Great drive, easy installation of Windows 7 Home Premium."
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Write

Write:
"Once the drive fills up with writes the next operation to the drive requires a delete and a write to perform the action which slows the drive down."
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"Dock one star for not so impressive over all read write performance."
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"It would no longer read or write, and troubleshooting efforts with tech support failed."
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"I wish I could write a full review with performance details and such... unfortunately I could not get that far as the connector on the drive (made of plastic) failed and broke-off inside the cable i hooked it up to!"
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"490MB s Read and 390MB s Write with no glitches or freezing."
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"My only 'complaint' would be that the price has dropped $30 by the time I write this review, but such is life."
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"However, I have heard that crucial uses a read write method that is a bit slower but more reliable than what Kingston uses."
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"I measured the write throughput at about 250 MB sec which is just amazing."
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"Soild hard drive has a amazing read and write speed, it only takes 10 s to start mt os (win7 x64 ultimate)."
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"Go to extremesystems forum's and they are doing endurance testing and the M4's have some of the best write endurance!"
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"This thing is fast and boots windows in about 20 seconds on my laptop and runs extremely fast, my clients have run 2 of these SSD's for over a 1 year and no problems ... this is in a write intensive server too!"
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