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I purchaseed a Crucial 64GB Sata II CT64M225 back on 2/15/10 and it has died (not recognized anywhere). It was set up using a second HD for storage. I must say I am displeased with results of longivity of lifetime, yet I was very pleased with performance when working. I am using a Western Digital 500 HD now and the difference in performance is very noticable.

I would like to replace it and in my quest to learn more about SSD's I came across this forum in which I must say is the best I found. I must thank all the ones for the informative posts on how to set up and care for SSD. My SSD crashed suspitiously after I was working with internet provider on problem of not being able to download security software. Probably just paranoia!

Is there any solid reasons it could have failed in two years? It's fairly obvious that the Crucial M4 is probably the most popular on this site. Yet my stubbornous says that Crucial gave me an inferior product and why go back. Is the M4 that much better than my old model? And or why not go Corsair or another brand?

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post #2 of 18
Woah, before answering anything else, have you RMA'd the ssd? They might even send you an m4 as replacement...
Edited by Jocelyn84 - 2/29/12 at 5:00pm
     
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You can't judge a company by one occurence. If you metion OCZ SSDs anywhere in here, you'll immediately get 4-5 posts to tell you that they all die, they're unreliable and will kill your first born. Yet I have 4 of them that defy the odds and work fine with not a single problem.

Any piece of hardware can end up dying early, and you'll find threads upon threads about someone's displeasure with almost any piece of hardware you can imagine, and they'll flame the manufacturer and write paragraphs of displeasure. The problem with that is, people who are happy don't make threads. People who are unhappy make them, and that's the one you'll see while thousands or more can be having no problem at all.

The M4 has a large following here and you shouldn't feel uneasy about using Crucial again. It's honestly surprising to me that SSDs are doing as well as they are with the newness of the tech and the crazy rapid growth of sales/production.
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post #4 of 18
A failing piece of Hardware always suck, but anyways, welcome to the forum! biggrin.gif
post #5 of 18
you should be able to RMA, and yes drives have improved.
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You can't judge a company by one occurence. If you metion OCZ SSDs anywhere in here, you'll immediately get 4-5 posts to tell you that they all die, they're unreliable and will kill your first born. Yet I have 4 of them that defy the odds and work fine with not a single problem.
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post #6 of 18
My only thought seeing this is this.
What happened to all that talk about Flash media being able to last hundreds of years?
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My only thought seeing this is this.
What happened to all that talk about Flash media being able to last hundreds of years?

who said that? o.0
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who said that? o.0

I have seen plenty of people brag about how SSDs far out last mechanical hard drives. But I have yet to see this amazing life span.
post #9 of 18
Flash media eventually degrades.
That's what I heard Anyways... redface.gif
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My only thought seeing this is this.
What happened to all that talk about Flash media being able to last hundreds of years?

Flash media has that kind of shelf life (i think it is actually hundreds of thousands). Shelf life means it is sitting there collecting dust on a shelf not plugged in to anything (The actual time it takes for the parts to physically degrade and break down).

Otherwise they have read/write cycle limitations. Which I believe the average i hear quoted is 3-5 years.
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