Crucial
RealSSD M4 256GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive (CT256M4SSD2)

Read Speed: 550MB/Sec, Write Speed: 300MB/Sec, Flash: MLC, Controller: Marvell, Buffer: 0MB ** FIRMWARE UPDATE 0309 - Increased speeds up to 550MB/s **

 

Stock Code: HD-010-CR

EAN: 0649528752192

MPN: CT256M4SSD2

Manufacturer: Crucial

 
 

Product information

"RealSSD M4 256GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive (CT256M4SSD2)"

Continuing the tradition of our award-winning solid-state drives, the Crucial m4 offers mobile and desktop users scorching-fast read and write speeds. Low power, lightweight, and durable, it empowers high-speed synchronous MLC NAND, advanced controller technology, optimized NAND management, and the SATA 6Gb/s interface. Together, that technology dramatically improves data transfers for bandwidth-demanding applications.

Our products are built on decades of design and manufacturing expertise. It is our expertise in NAND technology that enables us to optimize the performance and endurance necessary to build quality solid-state storage devices.

- Sequential Read (up to): 550MB/sec (SATA 6Gb/s)
- Sequential Write (up to): 300MB/sec (SATA 6Gb/s)
- Random 4k Read: 40,000 IOPS
- Random 4k Write: 50,000 IOPS
- PCMark Vantage: 65K HDD Test Score
- Interface: SATA 6Gbps / Backwards Compatible 3Gbps
- Native TRIM support
- Seek Time: .1ms
- Slim 2.5" Design
- 100.5 x 69.85 x 9.5mm
- Lightweight: 75g
- Operating Temp: 0°C ~ 70°C
- Storage Temp: -40°C ~ 85°C
- Low Power Consumption: 150 mW in operation, .85 mW in standby
- Shock Resistant up to 1500G
- RAID Support
- MTBF: 1.2 million hours
- Limited 3-Year Warranty

** FIRMWARE UPDATE 0309 - Increased speeds up to 550MB/s **

Link to Firmware: - http://www.crucial.com/support/firmware.aspx
 

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Crucial - "The memory & storage experts". Whether it's a new operating system, new motherboard, or the latest ultra-high requirements game, Crucial is the first company to extensively test and optimise its products for maximum compatibility and performance. Over 35 years of technology experience can ensure top-tier quality across the board with not only their memory modules but also its growing range of SSDs and robust USB drives.

 

Customer review "Crucial RealSSD M4 256GB 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Hard Drive (CT256M4SSD2)"

Average customer rating
Star Rating
(from 12 customer reviews)
 
Mike
This is a cracking little drive, good value
Joshua Hardisty
The firmware was already at 000f when i bought this, so there was no need to update, it...
Danny
Hiya Peeps, I've Purchased 1 of these SSD's from OCUK, 1) Delivery & Service I can not...
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Mike 2012-07-27

Revitalizes even older machines

This is a cracking little drive, good value

 
Joshua Hardisty 2012-07-21

Amazing

The firmware was already at 000f when i bought this, so there was no need to update, it loads windows 7 load screen to user logged on *no password* in 8 seconds, which is so fast. with the space, you don't even need to save program files to a alternate hard disk, as i'm still not down to 190gb yet!

5*

 
Danny 2012-06-17

EXCELLENT REAL WORLD SSD!!!

Hiya Peeps, I've Purchased 1 of these SSD's from OCUK,
1) Delivery & Service I can not fault-EXCELLENT THANKS to OCUK!
2) Also this is my 1st SSD, I did some research etc on the main brands & For Overall REAL WORLD RELIABILITY & PERFORMANCE-EXCELLENT!!!
3) I Definitely recommend to anyone.
4) My laptop BOOT-UP & SHUTDOWN avg 12 Sec, PROGRAMS load within a CLICK on the ICON...BOOM...enough said...
5) Very Hi chance I will order another to RAID0 as have x2 Drive bays on my laptop.

 
Darknite 2012-05-28

darknite

PC starts up in sub 10 seconds/the same time to type zoom zoom. Enough said :-)

 
kevin 2012-05-12

fantastic ssd

brilliant ssd .....just bought this one flashed the firmware to 000f with ease , fast and reliable so far ! and according to reviews the best and reliable ssd ! what an improvement on my old 2 x hdd in raid 0 .....highly recomended

 
kiel367 2012-02-10

superb

lightning fast drive, and well enough storage space for an os and some games

 
colinmcr 2012-01-21

Awesome

I use my old c300 ssd drive with my 2TB hdd for caching on my z68 mobo. I bought this drive purely for my most commonly used games for pure reduction of loading times. I flashed the bios to 0009 with no problems. Installed WoW, SC2, FSX etc and what a difference its made. Very impressed, awesome performance.

 
Darcey 2011-11-24

Now that's more like it!

I originally bought an M225 from OC, fast delivery etc and the drive was faster but no where near the expectations I had from it, then it failed 80% full and it started to vanish from BIOS during read / write.

I returned the drive to Crucial and they sent me an M4 back. Firmware 0009. This is more like it, much faster than the M225 piece of junk.

Now if only there was 1 of these in terra sizes and cheap, I would buy 4.

 
gary996 2011-11-06

Superb drive

Super fast drive. Installed it and updated to the latest firmware. No hitch at all. A breeze to install and use

 
Chris Hall 2011-10-25

Don't delay

I was sceptical that a SSD would make my PC that much better. The thing does cost a lot but I think it is well worth it. If SSDs come down in price they could sell by the bucket load. I'd buy another in an instant, which is as long as it takes to boot up with one of these beauties.

 
Starbase74 2011-10-24

Fast & stable.

Just installed this in a new build with i5 2500k @4.3Ghz, 8Gb Corsair Vengance RAM Asus P8Z68-V. Full install on win 7 64bit, lots of device drivers inc X-fi , logitech G13 etc. Boots from bois screen to fully usable OS in 23 seconds! So fast you don't see the loading bar and the windows 7 animation never has time to finish. Using v0009 F.W. Haven't had a single hiccup with this drive. Bought it as wanted to stay away from the Sandforce controller until its problems are sorted. Cant imagine going back to spinning platters again!

 
RD 2011-08-27

update your firmware!

Crucial have now released 0009 firmware that increases read speeds up to 530mb and lowers boots time and increases 3D mark vantage HDD test scores.

With the sandforce issues it seems crucial have stolen a lead on OCZ.

It is expensive still at almost

 
 
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