Crucial M4 SSD 256GB review

vbimport

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I just posted the article Crucial M4 SSD 256GB.

MyCE reviews that Crucial M4 SSD 256GB, the M4 is a second-generation SATA 6Gb/s SSD with 25nm MLC NAND. Continue reading to find out more about the performance of the Crucial M4 SSD.

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#2

Nice, I want one, but I am going to wait until my next build, I have 2 SSDs already, but only 120gbs each, maybe the prices will come down a bit when the LGA 2011 boards are introduced.


#3

Why didn’t you use the 0009 firmware?


#4

[QUOTE=Im a PC;2604812]Why didn’t you use the 0009 firmware?[/QUOTE]

Simple answer, when the 009 firmware was released i had already finished the review, so if i used the 009 firmware i had to redo everything from the start and that takes some time to do all the tests and write the review again.
Plus i think that now you can see the difference between the two firmwares, and decide if you want to update to 009.

@alan

I hope that the prices will drop soon, but i would worry more about the price of the LGA2011 i dont think that it’s going to be very affordable.


#5

Thanks for the review vroom :clap:


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[QUOTE=vroom;2604817]Simple answer, when the 009 firmware was released i had already finished the review, so if i used the 009 firmware i had to redo everything from the start and that takes some time to do all the tests and write the review again.
Plus i think that now you can see the difference between the two firmwares, and decide if you want to update to 009.

@alan

I hope that the prices will drop soon, but i would worry more about the price of the LGA2011 i dont think that it’s going to be very affordable.[/QUOTE]
I dont think the LGA 2011 boards are going to be more expensive than the Asus Rampage 111 Extreme X58 board I have already which is LGA 1366 ( 980X chip). There are also credible reports of a new socket 1155 chip, the 2700K. Stock @ 3.5ghz. My second rig has the LGA 1155 socket, so we will see, maybe I will go with the new extreme 3960X ( replaces the 990X) or just upgrade the 1155 chip to the 2700K.
Thanks for the great review. I think the 2700K will take care of all the issues with the Sandforce controllers ( 2281) but I really don’t know.


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[QUOTE=alan1476;2605541]I dont think the LGA 2011 boards are going to be more expensive than the Asus Rampage 111 Extreme X58 board I have already which is LGA 1366 ( 980X chip). There are also credible reports of a new socket 1155 chip, the 2700K. Stock @ 3.5ghz. My second rig has the LGA 1155 socket, so we will see, maybe I will go with the new extreme 3960X ( replaces the 990X) or just upgrade the 1155 chip to the 2700K.
Thanks for the great review. I think the 2700K will take care of all the issues with the Sandforce controllers ( 2281) but I really don’t know.[/QUOTE]

I would wait for some reviews before any upgrade on CPU/MOBO/RAM, anything less that +30% in my book isnt worth the extra money, but thats your decision Alan.
At the moment i believe that most users with a good system (AMD or Intel quad core) will benefit more from an SSD.


#8

Yo vroom-

Very good - comprehensive review.

Thank you for your time and effort.