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The m4 line's capacities range from 64GB to 512GB, all compatible with SATA 6Gb/s.

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Pros

upgradable firmware - for reliability and performance improvements

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2.5" design - fits in laptops and desktops alike

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all the perks of a solid state drive - extremely fast, physically resilient, low power consumption, doesn't get hot, silent

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uses the latest 25nm NAND for price savings

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RAID, SMART, and TRIM support

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available in a wide range of sizes - 64, 128, 256 and 512GB

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extremely fast - runs in the same league as the Intel 510 series, OCZ Vertex 3

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SATA 6Gbps capable - makes use of the higher bandwidth throughput of the latest SATA standard

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3-year warranty - long enough to ensure you'll be covered until a cheaper, larger, better performing drive is available

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Cons

late garbage collection leads to slowdowns over time - only if TRIM is not enabled / implemented

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all the cons of a solid state drive - high price per GB, unrecoverable data in the event of a problem

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25nm NAND is rated for 3000 cycles vs Intel's 5000 cycles - essentially the same NAND?

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The Crucial m4 solid state drives (SSD) are advertised to be Crucial's top of the line SSDs with read and write speeds of up to 415MB/s and 260MB/s respectively. The m4 line's capacities range from 64GB to 512GB, all compatible with SATA 6Gb/s. Crucial have managed to keep the performance of these SSDs whilst decreasing their prices, making them some of the most affordable SATA 6Gb/s compatible SSD. These SSDs use MLC NAND and are backward compatible with 3Gb/s SATA connections. They have a MTB life time of 1.2 million hours and are backed by a 3 year limited warranty. The Curcial m4 series solid state drives are good options for buyers looking for capable performance at a manageable price.

Features / Specifications
  • 64GB to 512GB Capacities (their performance will vary based on capacities)
  • Micron MLC NAND memory modules
  • SATA 6Gb/s
  • SMART
  • Up to 415MB/s read, 260MB/s write
  • Weight: 75g
  • Active avg power: 150-280mW
  • Idle avg power: 65-100mW
  • MTB: 1.2 Million hours
  • Built-in EDC/ECC
  • 3 year warranty
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