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Is the Crucial M4 reliable SSD?

post #1 of 24
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Im looking for a new 60GB ssd, since my crappy OCZ Vertex 2 60GB drive had suddenly died. I believe the OCZ drive uses a SF-1222TA3-SBH controller; I obviously want to avoid anything even remotely close to this drive.

Im looking at the Crucial M4 64GB drive. I believe it uses a Marvel controller. Is this a decent SSD to buy that wont randomly die in as little as a week?

If not what else is a decent CHEAP ssd?

thanks
post #2 of 24
I would say its pretty reliable. Had my 128GB for more than a year no problems.
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Had my 256GB for 2 years now as boot drive under heavy usage, still going strong. thumb.gif
   
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post #4 of 24
I've got a 64 GB M4 in my desktop (2 years old), a 128 GB M4 in my laptop and I've put a 128 GB M4 in my friend's laptop. All of them are over a year old and they are doing fine.

Otherwise, Samsung 840 is a great SSD or perhaps a used Samsung 830 if you want to save money. I've installed two Samsungs in laptops as well. They are ultra slim so they even fit in ultrabooks that don't support a normal sized 2.5" drive.
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post #5 of 24
If you don't go for the M4 the new M500, might be worth considering.

The 120GB M500 isn't as fast as the larger capacities.£77
The 840 utilizes TLC nand, nothing to worry about and the MDX controller. £78.
The 840 EVO might also be worth considering, also uses TLC nand but is more recent so might be worth looking at reviews. £87.

The above drives are reliable and don't use SandForce controllers. Prices from Scan.
post #6 of 24
I've had a bad Crucial out of the box, though that can happen with anything. Plextor IMO is the most reliable. I'm using raid-0 Samsung's at the moment though.
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post #7 of 24
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I have a samsung 830 128gb in my pc which is going fine; this new drive is for my parents pc. The shop im buying from has a 64GB crucial m4 for £60, or a 120GB samung 840 for £75. I think im just gonna bite and go for the samsung drive.
post #8 of 24
I would go for the Samsung as well personally, its a good price.
post #9 of 24
I would go with a used SSD off Ebay. The Intel 710 100GB is around $100, as is the 520-series 180GB.
post #10 of 24
The crucial m4's are one of the most reliable ssd's on the market. I had one in my old G54 for a good 2 years and it ran perfectly with a 1TB on the side. Sand Force is something everyone should avoid.
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