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the only numbers I have are from newegg. The excellent feedback for the 64GB M4 goes from 78% to dropping to 51% excellent feedback when clicking on last 6 months. Usually the feedback of drives improve over time because firmware improves but not here. It is pretty clear that there is a problem with these drives.
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the only numbers I have are from newegg. The excellent feedback for the 64GB M4 goes from 78% to dropping to 51% excellent feedback when clicking on last 6 months. Usually the feedback of drives improve over time because firmware improves but not here. It is pretty clear that there is a problem with these drives.

As people have already mentioned, Newegg reviews are to be taken with a pinch of salt and most people are probably not updating firmware.
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Therefor your source weak, you mentioned 800 reviews and thats a drop of water of all sold crucial m4's. As already mentioned in thread newegg is not the thing to relate... Having access to eu suppliers db's i already told you that rma'd crucial m4's is still below 1% of all their sold m4's while ocz depending on ssd has 5+% of sold model getting rma'd. Also you mentioned vertex being 10 times faster another thing you cannot back up your claims.
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post #24 of 177
So you joined today just to bash Crucial M4's based on newegg reviews? wow

Mine is nine months old and in perfect health:

post #25 of 177
Just my personal experience:

I've had my M4 since around the time they first came out (so over a year now) and I use it everyday, all day, and have had no issues. But this is just my personal experience.
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post #26 of 177
Crucial M4's aren't bad its just there is little reason to get them over a Samsung 830 with all the price drops on them.
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post #27 of 177
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maybe a drop of water now but most of those good reviews given were when people first bought their drives. It wont be so much of a drop when in 6-12 months from now a lot drives purchased up to the summer start dying too. I said 10 times better but didn't mean that literally.. just that its a much better choice for a drive because it is basically a next generation M4. The V4 uses the new Marvell controller with OCZ/Indilinx firmware, has 5 years warranty over M4's 3 years and its also faster all for about the same price.
post #28 of 177
a lot of times people won't post a review if it's working the way it's suppose to, if something goes wrong on the other hand they probably will most of those people's problems are most likely the firmware that they failed to update
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post #29 of 177
All of the reviews I read (I stopped reading a ways down the page) never mentioned the firmware on the SSD.
There were known issues as stated earlier that after an obscene amount of runtime, the firmware would have issues, crash and not be detected.
Many of the bad reviews were of this issue and the person had no mention of what the current firmware was, and had the drive for a long period of time.
I have had no issues in 11 months on the 64GB, 3 months on 256GB and no issues setting up 128GB.
64GB, and 256GB are on Firmware 0009. Will check the 128GB later to see what firmware they are currently shipping.
    
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post #30 of 177
@OP... um... tread lightly with Newegg and portraying your post as if the world is black and white...

I bet 99% of those "my drive died" reviews are wrong and something else happened (like firmware bug, without updating firmware) and the user classed it as "dead" without actually bothering to do something about it - e.g. I bet the drive is actually not dead and can be fixed.

Sure I bet some of them DID die, but to imply from your thread title that ALL Crucial M4s will die after a year is ridiculous.
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