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post #21 of 33
Well, they made it to be cheaper then competition in exchange for performance. So it better be cheaper then 840.
post #22 of 33
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Really? The M4 is one of the most reliable SSD's out there..
This. The M4 in my laptop has worked great. I plan on buying 1 or 2 more when the 512's drop in price.
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post #23 of 33
Well the 960GB model is a $/GB winner. But the rest of the line needs to get down in price (which I understand will likely happen in a few weeks). Still, I'm not quite sure I see it unseating the 840TLC and considering Plextor has made a pretty good push to lower it's prices on both it's Pro and normal models there's some serious competition there now. Maybe Crucial should follow the Plextor and Samsung method and release a decent cheap model and then a great premium model?
     
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post #24 of 33
I'm a huge Crucial fan when it comes to SSDs - Reliability is definitely on point (I run 2 256GB M4's in a raid 0 to great effect). I can't wait to see what the 960GB m500 does in the coming weeks/months, as the temptation may become too strong to resist given a sale price wink.gif I would like to see the other models priced a bit more aggressively, but they surely will be in the near future.
    
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post #25 of 33
power consumption is a meh.

256gb of m4 is can be usually get at ebay for $150-170


this is an utter fail
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post #26 of 33
How is this an utter fail? Prices will drop from the release price and they will surely become more competitively priced. Most all SSDs have done the same thing on release. You're also overlooking the 960GB model, obviously, which is an absolute gain for SFF and silent builds.
post #27 of 33
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I continue to be wary of Crucial SSDs given how flaky the M4s were in my experience.
Really? The M4 is one of the most reliable SSD's out there..

Man, that surprises me too. I have had ZERO issues with mine. Ran them in RAID 0 and as stand alone drives. I guess there are bad eggs in every basket though.....
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post #28 of 33
I don't have any issues with my m4's either. Went with them for my work machines instead of the vertex 3's back in the day which if anything, had all sorts of issues.
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post #29 of 33
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nice, love crucial, hopefull no issues with the 500 series

some odd numbers in benchmark though, at time the m4 beating out these new drives

Not like we'll notice too much of a difference, but yes, it's definitely a bit odd, but these are some NAND chips with a lot of storage per chip. Maybe it's more difficult to manage?
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post #30 of 33
Running two Plextor m3 pro's 256 gb in raid 0 with no issue with 500 gb platter drive for data. Would like to raid two of those together for one drive with two TB of space as primary drive.
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