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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Top Customer Reviews
I initially had some trouble with the drive (some stuttering and pausing) after installing Windows7 then Intel's RST drivers (the drive is connected to an Intel ICH9 port), and decided that a re-format would be my best option to completely get rid of the Intel drivers.Read more ›
Instructions for MacBook Pro (early 2011):
1) Backup your files to an external hard drive with Time Machine.
2) Go to the Crucial website and download the latest firmware (as of writing version 000F). This consists of a .iso and a .pdf guide.
3) Burn the iso to a black CD or DVD using Disk Utility. (The USB option did NOT work for me!). There's plenty of guides/videos on how to burn an .iso if you search the web.
4) Two options at this point: a) Create a bootable OS X install USB so that you can install an operating system on the SSD once it's installed or b) use your Time Machine backup to copy your files to your new SSD. I'll follow option a).
5) Insert the firmware DVD/CD into your Macbook and shut it down. Open it up and remove your current hard drive. Replace it with the SSD and screw everything back in place (again there's plenty of excellent videos online if you're unsure...)
6) Turn on your MacBook. I didn't have to press anything. After about 30 seconds the firmware updater presented itself. You'll be prompted for a 'yes' or 'no'. Type 'yes' and hit enter. After another minute or so the firmware will be updated.
7) Hold the power button to switch off your MacBook. Insert your OS X install USB stick. Power up your MacBook while holding the option key. Select the OS X installer.
8) Once you've booted into the USB installer you'll be presented with a menu. Select Disk Utility.Read more ›
Before the Crucial M4, my PC configuration (based on a P55 chipset) looked something like this: Windows 7 64-bit, Processor: i5-760 (@ 2.8 Ghz), 8 GB RAM, 2xGTX 460 (in SLI), 1 TB HDD.
My choice for the HDD (spinning at 5400 rpm) wasn't the wisest and I could see how much it affected my system's overall performance. Adding a SSD-HDD was really the only way I could maximise the potential of my system.
I've been watching the evolution of the SSDs from the the past couple of years. Apart from the prices, (earlier) firmware issues kept me from investing in a SSD-HDD.
However, as the performance of the SSDs had started to become more stable (compared to earlier), I thought it was the right moment to start looking for something to upgrade my system with.
Since the SSD will be used as a system drive (OS+programs and the current game that I'm playing), a 120/128 GB SSD-HDD was my target.
My criteria for selection were:
1. Performance on SATA III (6 Gbps) - although my system supports only SATA II, I wanted something that was 'future-proof'
2. Performance on SATA II (3 Gbps) - this was a critical point for selection
3. Reliability - many 'performance oriented' SSDs have the reliability of a leaking boat. I wanted something that had a proven track-record for reliability
4. Performance per $
5. Cost per GB
It took me almost two weeks to gather enough information about all the SSDs in the market and check if they met my criteria.
Many SSDs failed to meet criterion #2, which shortened my list to about 5 names.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Had this some time now (years) still going strong in my PC - on 24/7... 365. After 3 years I eventually decided to do a fresh install of windows but boot times were still 30... Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Smith
This is one of Crucial's failures in my opnion. Despite having a good rep overall, and generally being reliable, This is the second Crucial SSD I've had fail on me. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Praxis
I'll not get into the specs as performance and reliability are what really matters.
What a difference from my standard HDD. Read more
Brilliant, easy to fit, but now too small for the present days Windows Operating System plus updates... buy at least a 128Gb model...Published 6 months ago by Frank
Lasting, works great for years, but better upgrade firmware to latest.Published 6 months ago by WestwoodRKO