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Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB M4 SATA III 6Gb/s MLC 2.5 Inch Internal SSD
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The Crucial m4 SSD
Award-winning quality. Award-winning performance.
The award-winning Crucial m4 SSD delivers powerful performance gains for SATA 6Gb/s systems. Designed to empower your system, the Crucial m4 SSD offers faster application load times, faster boot times, and increased durability compared to a traditional hard drive. The results speak for themselves: blazing-fast sequential read speeds of up to 500 MB/s for any file type.
Cutting-edge technology. Quality component testing.
Built with advanced controller technology, Micron proprietary firmware and high-speed synchronous MLC NAND, the Crucial m4 SSD is engineered to deliver consistent, blazing-fast SSD performance. From the extensive research and development that led to its ultimate design, to the hours of testing and validation spent on each NAND component, to rigorous compatibility testing in the Crucial Performance Labs to ensure component functionality, the Crucial m4 SSD is built to last.
Consistently fast speeds. No exceptions and no fine print.
There's a reason the Crucial m4 SSD has garnered numerous international awards since its launch it does what it's supposed to do. No matter what kind of files you are working with on a Crucial SSD, you'll experience high speeds with no drop in performance.
Unlike other SSDs on the market, Crucial SSDs treat all files the same, regardless of whether they are compressed or uncompressed. This is important because the files most people use everyday are videos, mp3s, advanced graphics files and zip files - are compressed files and thus unable to be compressed any further. While many SSDs on the market achieve faster speeds by using file compression, many of the most common file types can not be compressed, resulting in SSDs that often deliver drastically slower speeds than originally advertised. With the advanced technology of a Crucial SSD, however, you will never have this problem!
Crucial quality you can depend on.
Crucial is a trusted name when it comes to SSDs, and that's no coincidence. As a brand of Micron, one of the worlds leading manufacturers of SSDs, we work with our engineers to design, refine, and support our drives. With over 15 years of experience in the memory industry, NAND component testing, and the ongoing development of advanced technology, we continue to innovate without sacrificing what has made us great: high-quality upgrades and outstanding customer service.
Crucial SSDs. Performance you can trust.
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Crucial m4 SSD
Crucial v4 SSD
|Interface||SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III)||SATA 3Gb/s (SATA III)||SATA 6Gb/s (SATA III)|
|Best for||most systems bought in 2011 or later||most systems bought in pre-2011||people who have lots of data on their hard drive|
|Platform||PC & Mac||PC & Mac||Windows 7|
|Max sequential read/write||500MB/s / 260MB/s||230MB/s / 190MB/s||500MB/s / 95MB/s|
|4k random read/write||45k / 50k||10k / 4k||45k / 20k|
|Capacity||64GB - 512GB||32GB - 256GB||2.5'|
|Faster application loading||YES||YES||YES|
|Faster data transfer||YES||YES||YES|
|Increased ability to multitask||YES||YES||YES|
|Three-year limited warranty||YES||YES||YES|
|Increased Durability & reliability||YES||YES||NO|
|Hard drive replacement & upgrade||YES||YES||NO|
Continuing the tradition of our award-winning solid-state drives, the Crucial m4 offers mobile and desktop users scorching-fast read and write speeds, groundbreaking SATA SSD computing, and unparalleled performance for the dollar.
Latest and greatest
Designed for client computing, the Crucial m4 SSD delivers faster boot and application load times for mobile and desktop users alike. Low power, lightweight, and durable, it empowers high-speed synchronous MLC NAND, advanced controller technology, optimized NAND management, and the second-generation SATA 6Gb/s interface. Together, that technology dramatically improves data transfers for bandwidth-demanding applications.
Delivering on the highest quality based upon Micron’s leading-edge NAND media, the Crucial brand of SSDs has long been synonymous with reliability and high performance. And because we’re part of Micron, the m4 was bred and built entirely in-house. So you can rest assured you’ll get one of the highest quality products available—from the company that knows memory.
Why an SSD?
SSDs provide many benefits over traditional hard drives. You’ll enjoy reduced power consumption, less heat generation. Because they have no moving parts, SSDs are quiet, more lightweight, and they’re rugged and reliable even in the most demanding operating environments or temperature extremes.
Crucial m4 series employ a standard hard drive interface and dimensions, so it is an easy storage upgrade for most notebooks. We guarantee compatibility.
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My late 2008 Core2 Duo 15 inch MacBook Pro was becoming a little tired so I thought I'd freshen it up with an SSD now they are getting a bit better value. I don't need more than than the 256GB already in my machine, so that's what I purchased.
The result - blistering performance! Booting is now 50% quicker and apps like Firefox now appear before even one bounce of the icon on the task bar. Brilliant! Normally slower-to-launch apps are faster too - Photoshop is at 3x faster or more. Faster than my i7 iMac which is 3 years newer and has twice the RAM in fact.
If you are interested in the tech stuff with regard to the swap - I used SuperDuper (free to use for this job) to clone my old hard drive to an external USB drive, popped the drive bay, unscrewed the retaining screw and swapped the retaining pins from the old drive to the new one with a small Torx bit. I used SuperDuper to clone it back the other way and set it to be my boot drive. I also installed the TRIM enabler so that writes are managed properly to an SSD - important for the long term life of the drive. Easy!
If you've an older MacBook* that's getting tired this is a great way to get it feeling spritely again. Totally recommended.
*Just check compatibility on the Crucial website first - if your MacBook is older than mine it's certainly worth making sure; newer ones fitted with a traditional hard drive should be fine.
Th product itself, well packaged and simple instructions.
I installed into a mac mini (2011 i5 2.3 with 2GB ram).
The mac mini performance was really disappointing across the boar using a 5400rpm disk. Shut down and restart took around 2 minutes, when you click a menu, there would always be a slight delay, items like safari would bounce 4-5 times in the dock before loading, photoshop was around 10 bounces, using aperture would take 5-10 seconds to refresh when scrolling through the library (160gb library on local drive).
It took 8 minutes from start to finish to remove the old drive and replace with the SSD (going at a steady pace).
When I went to turn on and Install mountain lion from USB I was amazed, it took just over 6 minutes to complete a full install of the operating system from scratch! That blew my mind, it usually takes 30 minutes +.
Next, I went to install my files from time machine drive. It took 1 hour 5 mins (it took almost 4 hours with the 5400rpm drive). I am certain it would be faster if the drive dishing up the files was faster and not running over USB.
I have run the black magic disk tests a couple of times to check the speeds of the drives.
5400 rpm drive
Write speed 25MB/s
Read speed 35MB/s
Write speed 256MB/s
Read speed 487MB/s
As you can see, the speeds are well in excess of 10 times faster, when you take into account the fact that "seek" times are almost non existent, it is nothing short of stunning.
I am very, very pleased with this, I would recommend to anyone to get an SSD drive as your main system disk. Even if you install a 64gb to run your OS and programs and put all your files on a second or external disk, you will still see amazing performance increases.
Extra ram will allow you to do more things and run more programs on your computer, but an SSD will make things just seem much snappier.
P.S. My mac mini now runs at around 10w power consumption (according to home power meter) as a result of installing this. It runs dead silent and is cool to the touch, not slightly warm making me think that the longevity of the system has been increased somewhat.
I will be getting another for my laptop very soon.
UPDATE: This hard drive finally failed on December 2016... not quite five years lifetime, which is a little short. However, I can't go back to using a non SSD drive for my boot drive as the speed is simply incomporable. It's definitely worth taking an image of your drive when you first install it however, just to save pain later!
This Crucial drive was bought some time ago now- so I can vouch that it's been in regular use without any issues (running Windows 8 and 8.1) I would now opt to go for a 240 or 256 GB drive as these have come down in price, but at the time a 128 was both affordable and still large enough to have a reasonable amount of space.
Combine these drives with Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service and you have a great way to have a high performance boot drive for key files + many GB's of additional online capacity (and have access to your files from any machine)
I took a chance on te Samsung because of one of Amazon great offers. Unfortunately it did not work for me,
Having already got the Crucial 256GB M4. I decided to go with what i know. Perfect it is awesome. Incredible OS loading times. And fabulous with Adobe Photoshop / Elements and a host of image editing software.
The 256GB M4 Crucial is working area for all my thousands of images. Flawless super fast image processing.
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