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To all of you who are or have been on the Crucial M4 bandwagon claiming it's such a great and reliable drive might want to check out the reviews of the 64GB version on Newegg over the past 6 months. I chose the 64GB as an example because it has over 800+ reviews. BTW, get ready for OCZ's new flagship drive called "Vector" which will outperform the Vertex 4 and most likely the 840 Pro as well. It should be out in a few weeks wink.gif

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-148-441&SortField=0&SummaryType=2&Pagesize=10&PurchaseMark=&SelectedRating=-1&VideoOnlyMark=False&VendorMark=&IsFeedbackTab=true&Keywords=%28keywords%29&Page=1#scrollFullInfo
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Damn, i almost got one of those instead of my Vertex 3.
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Vertex 4 has aprox (7% of it's total sales rma'd)

vs crucial/intel who has ~1% of their sold 330's/m4's rma'd.


Still better than early deaths and other issues with vertex 4.
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Really? Panning Crucial and praising OCZ, of all manufacturers? Please.
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I just found it funny how everyone praised/recommended the M4's and bashed OCZ although the Vertex 4 is 10 times better. As more time goes by that M4 RMA % will surely go up as evidenced on newegg.
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800 reviews thats water drop in all sold Crucial M4's and crucial m4's has one of least rma'd ssds while ocz series all accross have high rma %. Also it's not exactly faster except for screwed up benchmarks, given the blind test of daily usage games.... you wouldn't be able to tell them apart.
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Joined today to make a post bashing the Crucial M4 and lauding OCZ while also claiming that OCZ is better than the most reliable SSD manufacturer on the market, Samsung No, not suspicious at all.

I'll stick with Samsung and Plextor, thanks. OCZ may have gotten better, but the Vertex 2 (and just about every other OCZ SSD) has left a bitter taste in my mouth.
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As evidenced on Newegg? I thought we learned by now not to use Newegg reviews as a main point of reference, if one at all.
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Joined today to make a post bashing the Crucial M4 and lauding OCZ while also claiming that OCZ is better than the most reliable SSD manufacturer on the market, Samsung No, not suspicious at all.
I'll stick with Samsung and Plextor, thanks. OCZ may have gotten better, but the Vertex 2 (and just about every other OCZ SSD) has left a bitter taste in my mouth.
yeah not sure what his/her adenda is with this thread.
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post #10 of 177
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Appears this is a trend and they have no idea why the drives are dying.


Pros: Great performance and speed.

Cons: Died after 1 year (random freezes, then failure to detect drive on boot). I was expecting much more reliability, especially after reading so many positive reviews.

Other Thoughts: I am attempting to receive an RMA number from Crucial. After registering through their website, I have been informed of the following:
"Before we can process a return or exchange for your SSD, we need to know more about your SSD and how it has been used.
Please call us at 1-800-336-8896."
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