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Hey Fellas, I just got my first SSD drive and I’m so amazed at how much of an improvement it makes. I however opened it and noticed that it seemed loose inside the SSD. Because it’s my first one I’m not sure if it’s supposed to do that and figured I’d ask you all. So watch the video of the issue and let me know if that’s normal. Thanks again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6y110PUlZA
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It's not normal. I have 4 ssd including the m4 and they're silent when you shake them.

Get a RMA for the drive, do not open the case and look as it'll void the warranty.
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Originally Posted by mcg75 View Post

It's not normal. I have 4 ssd including the m4 and they're silent when you shake them.
Get a RMA for the drive, do not open the case and look as it'll void the warranty.

+1 on this.
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That sucks. frown.gif

Definitely RMA. All 3 of mine are solid, no movement what so ever.
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Yeah that's not normal you should RMA it.

 
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Great, thank you guys for the reply, and a Rep for all of you. What came out of this was I got to return the product on Amazon’s dime, and they honored the newer lower price saving me $15 since I had to return the other one. The replacement drive should be here tomorrow.
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Great, thank you guys for the reply, and a Rep for all of you. What came out of this was I got to return the product on Amazon’s dime, and they honored the newer lower price saving me $15 since I had to return the other one. The replacement drive should be here tomorrow.

Good to hear. Amazon is great with returns. I just got an M4 from Amazon on Tuesday and it didn't make any noise when I shook it.
    
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This thread is the first result for a Google search on "crucial M4 loose," and so I made an account here just to set the record straight. It's real easy to blindly confirm someone's fears, but lets not mislead the whole internet. smile.gif

A little bit of rattling inside the case is fine.

I have two Crucial M4 SSD's, and the first one didn't rattle but the second did. Both drives worked fine but the one that rattles is going in a server, where reliability is more important than anything else. So I removed the 3 visible screws and twisted the casing open (hinged on the 4th screw that is blocked by the warranty sticker. What I found inside is that the entire SSD, including the power and data ports, are on a single printed circuit board (PCB) with the upper surface completely smooth. The casing attaches around the PCB by fitting the screw columns inside holes cut in the PCB, and here is where the rattle occurs. The casing does not tighten onto the PCB (which could put harmful pressure on it) but tightens to itself, giving the PCB a comfortable fit and restricting vertical movement with other parts of the case. As a result, a little pressure from the other parts of the case is required to prevent the PCB rattling horizontally (as the column and hole are not a tight fit).

This rattle is not going to affect the quality or reliability of the SSD in any way. If it bothers you (as indeed it did me), just tighten the casing screws a little harder to compress the vertical space enough to grip the PCB. You may have to apply quite a bit of force to do so, but be assured all the force is on the case and not the PCB (the moment you do have even a shred of pressure on the SSD, it stops rattling). The drives that don't rattle are already this tight.

Both of my M4's are performing splendidly and without incident.
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This thread is the first result for a Google search on "crucial M4 loose," and so I made an account here just to set the record straight. It's real easy to blindly confirm someone's fears, but lets not mislead the whole internet. smile.gif
A little bit of rattling inside the case is fine.
I have two Crucial M4 SSD's, and the first one didn't rattle but the second did. Both drives worked fine but the one that rattles is going in a server, where reliability is more important than anything else. So I removed the 3 visible screws and twisted the casing open (hinged on the 4th screw that is blocked by the warranty sticker. What I found inside is that the entire SSD, including the power and data ports, are on a single printed circuit board (PCB) with the upper surface completely smooth. The casing attaches around the PCB by fitting the screw columns inside holes cut in the PCB, and here is where the rattle occurs. The casing does not tighten onto the PCB (which could put harmful pressure on it) but tightens to itself, giving the PCB a comfortable fit and restricting vertical movement with other parts of the case. As a result, a little pressure from the other parts of the case is required to prevent the PCB rattling horizontally (as the column and hole are not a tight fit).
This rattle is not going to affect the quality or reliability of the SSD in any way. If it bothers you (as indeed it did me), just tighten the casing screws a little harder to compress the vertical space enough to grip the PCB. You may have to apply quite a bit of force to do so, but be assured all the force is on the case and not the PCB (the moment you do have even a shred of pressure on the SSD, it stops rattling). The drives that don't rattle are already this tight.
Both of my M4's are performing splendidly and without incident.

Thanks for the explanation, that makes a lot of sense. I will try this if I ever get another SSD that's loose inside.
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I never owned a SSD, but if there is a little rattle in one of my components, thats never good.
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